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Hogweed

Observed: 30th May 2009 By: Jonathan
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Heracleum sphondylium
Description:

Growing in a road verge - a very typical habitat for this species

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) interacts

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hogweed

The burning effects of the juice from the close relative giant hogweed is well known but the common species will also produce a very painful rash in some people - especially after exposure to UV light, as on a sunny summer's day.

Bob Ford