The rumors about Giant Hogweed Plants are not hogwash.
The invasive plant, which causes problems both for humans and the environment, is in season once again, sprouting up all around upstate New York in damp environments where they can grow several feet tall and wreak havoc on human skin and woody canopies.
The plant’s quite prevalent throughout New York State, though particularly in the central and western regions of the state. That’s particularly true near Lake Ontario and Lake Erie and around the Finger Lakes. In Tompkins County alone, there are 45 sites with plants including at least 12,000 recorded plants….Continue Reading On Ithaca.com