NT9452 : Giant Hogweed

taken 47 years ago, near to Loanend, Northumberland, Great Britain

Giant Hogweed
Giant Hogweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum, a spectacular and invasive alien from the Caucasus, with stems up to 3.5 m high that produce thousands of seeds, which spread easily, especially along river banks. A menace that should be controlled - not only does it swamp natural vegetation, but the oils contained in the stems [tempting pea shooter material] react with sunlight to cause blistering of skin.
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NT9452, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
September 1970   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 August, 2007
Plant (from Tags)
Giant Hogweed 
Near (from Tags)
Paxton 
Category
Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 946 521 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:45.7764N 2:5.1713W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 947 521
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Heracleum Mantegazzianum  Berwickshire  Poisonous Plant 

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