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The Oversized Invasive Carrot That Can Give You Third Degree Burns

All plants get energy from the sun, but the giant hogweed gets another, dangerous superpower from the sun’s light: the ability to burn skin with its sap.

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http://www.ktva.com/story/38658625/giant-hogweed-sends-va-teen-to-hospital-burn-unit
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/39809.html

Giant Hogweed Toxicity Warning


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