Heracleum mantegazzianum, commonly known as giant hogweed, is a monocarpic perennial herbaceous flowering plant in the carrot family Apiaceae. H. mantegazzianum is also known as cartwheel-flower, giant cow parsley, giant cow parsnip, or hogsbane. In New Zealand, it is also sometimes called wild parsnip (not to be confused with Pastinaca sativa) or wild rhubarb.
Giant hogweed is native to the western Caucasus region of Eurasia. It was introduced to …

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a Federally listed noxious weed.Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering, permanent scarring and blindness.

Giant Hogweed was introduced into North America in the early 1900s. Its native range is Central Asia, although now it occurs throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, parts of Canada and the United States.

Background. Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a perennial plant and a member of the carrot family.It is a garden ornamental from southwest Asia that is naturalizing in North America and becoming more common in …

Giant hogweed, a Class A noxious weed, is a toxic perennial that reaches 15 feet tall and often grows in urban areas, such as yards and empty lots.In sun, sap that contacts skin can cause severe blisters and even scars. …