Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas
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Zwicker. 2002. Plant Invaders of
Giant hogweed was introduced from Eurasia around 1917 for use as an ornamental plant. It is a tall, showy member of the parsley family (Apiaceae), growing from 8 to 14 feet in height. Its thick stems have purple blotches and coarse hairs. Giant hogweed has escaped cultivation and may become established in rich, moist soils along roadsides, stream banks and disturbed areas. It is a dangerous, poisonous plant that should not be touched. It spreads by seed.
Prevention and Control
|Bargeron, C.T., D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce, R.C. Reardon & A.E. Miller |
(Tech. Coordinators). 2003. Invasive Plants of the Eastern U.S.:
Identification and Control. USDA Forest Service - Forest Health
Technology Enterprise Team. Morgantown, WV USA. FHTET-2003-08.