NY agency advises residents on toxic giant hogweed

July 29, 2014 8:06 AM

22 0

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — If you come across a plant that's as tall as a house and topped with umbrella-shaped white flower clusters, don't touch it. It might be giant hogweed, which can cause blistering and blindness.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (http://on.ny.gov/1nxNqUU ) is continuing its ongoing efforts to control invasive giant hogweed plants across the state. It's reminding residents to look out for the plant and report any new locations.

Also read: Islamic State takes control of half Iraqi town near Jordan-Syria border

Read more

To category page