Giant hogweed plant: Noxious herb found in Indiana
Giant hogweed plant: The state Department of Natural Resources is warning Indiana residents to stay away from the irritating plant.
Indiana officials say a noxious¬†plant¬†that can cause severe irritation if it comes into contact with skin or even blindness if it comes into contact with eyes has been found in two northern Indiana counties.
WISH-TV reports¬†the state Department of Natural Resources is warning Indiana residents to stay away from the "giant¬†hogweed." It has been found St. Joseph and Kosciusko (kahs-ee-AHS'-koh) counties.
DNR Division of Entomology &¬†Plant¬†Pathology Director Philip Marshall says the agency is trying to get rid of the¬†plant. He says sap from the¬†plant¬†contains toxins that cause a skin reaction to ultraviolet rays.
The invasive species is recognizable by its height and white flowers.