Saw thousands of these Toxic plants along the highway driving around in Newfoundland.

Heracleum lanatum- is a member of the carrot/parsley family, and like giant hogweed, produces sap containing chemicals that can irritate human skin. If you rub your eyes it could it could be very deadly

I was given a few of these years ago and thought they were beautiful .I rubbed my face and it caused irritation to my skin.

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  1. We had some in our area and people of the neighbourhood went out to eradicate them. I read that any patches of skin that this plant irritates can take a long time to heal and are photosensitive so that if the sore spot is exposed to sunlight it can flare up again. It sounds like one wicked plant.

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