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Information guide to identifying Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a close relative to cow parsley, but can reach over 3m (10ft) in height. Contact with sap can cause severe skin burns. Where we are aware of Giant Hogweed on accessible areas of council land, we will treat it chemically or destroy the plant. Giant Hogweed is often confused with similar looking harmless hedgerow plants, such as Common Hogweed and Cow Parsley.

See our Giant Hogweed identification guide

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