Coming into contact with the vegetation can cause agonies pain, including massive blisters, a fact which will be of concern to parents as their children take to the great outdoors during the summer heatwave. Giant Hogweed, or Heracleum mantegazzianum, is a weed which can grow up to five metres tall. Its sap contains toxic chemicals which react with light which, when they come into in contact with human skin, triggering blistering within 48 hours.
It can take as long as seven years for the skin to repair itself after a hogweed burn and people affected will have to make sure they are protected from sunlight. These are the shocking pictures that show the severe burns and boils caused by touching a dangerous plant. Four teenage boys brushed against some giant hogweed when they were playing in a park in Bolton, Greater Manchester, on Saturday.
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A year-old Vermont woman is warning others to steer away from the invasive wild parsnip plant after she was hospitalized with severe burns and blisters from coming in contact with it. In a detailed Facebook postCharlotte Murphy described how she came in contact with the wild plant at the beginning of July. She said she accidentally slid into the brush on the side of the road and broke the plant. Wild parsnip, which is similar to giant hogweedproduces a poisonous sap which causes the skin to become extremely sensitive to sunlight, leading to severe burns and blisters.
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