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Hogweed is an incredible sight to see the weed can grow more than 14 feet tall and has green stems with reddish or purplish spots. Despite its beauty, the giant weed can be more toxic than poison ivy or poison oak. Simply touching the plant can cause severe burning and blistering. If any of the sap gets into the eyes, it can cause sunlight sensitivity or permanent blindness. Giant hogweed has recently come into the spotlight after the plant was spotted in Calhoun County, Michigan. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, giant hogweed has been found in parts of Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina, Washington and Oregon. Giant hogweed has proved to be a much bigger problem in the U.K. Just this summer alone five children suffered burns from the plant

There are other poisonous plants that could be in your yard, check out this list:

Top 10 Common Plants that are Poisonous

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