DEC warns of giant hogweed invading Catskills

Author: 
Jim Planck
Date: 
08/24/2011
Source: 
The Daily Mail (Greene County
PC Region: 
Catskills

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation staff have confirmed the presence of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) — a Caucasus Mountains phototoxic plant — meaning its juice reacts with sunlight to cause severe blisters -- in the Town of Woodstock.

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