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Old 04-20-2014, 02:58 AM
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You could go blind don't touch it!!

Hog Weed is a new plant showing up in Michigan and if you touch it you could go blind as well as suffer other injuries see link below.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/M...gweed/14862730
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:44 AM
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O wow I'll have to ask our regional manager about that one next time he's around, he manages offices in Detroit. That thing got huge though.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:46 AM
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Hog Weed is a new plant showing up in Michigan and if you touch it you could go blind as well as suffer other injuries see link below.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/M...gweed/14862730
Thank you for sharing . I thinking i have seen one of them here in Ohio but cant remember where .
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:08 AM
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I hope that EIS never makes it to my state!
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:50 AM
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That's scary!
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:56 AM
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it looks like cow parsnip
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:59 AM
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Wow, never would have thought a plant could do that. Hope it doesn't come to my area!
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:00 AM
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WOW. You have just saved many people on here. Thanks for the heads up man!!!
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:05 PM
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Exclamation Giant hogweed alert!!!

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Hog Weed is a new plant showing up in Michigan and if you touch it you could go blind as well as suffer other injuries see link below.

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/M...gweed/14862730
It is in many more states than just Michigan! Some people mistake "Giant Hogweed" as an ornamental plant. If you have it, you need to notify your State Agriculture Dept. And they will have personnel wearing haz-mat suits come on site and remove it!!!!

Details are on this link...
www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/hogweed.asp
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:13 PM
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Guess I better look out for that one!!! I think I seen one but don't exactly remember where. I will be on the lookout for sure, Thanks KG26!
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