14 July 2010
Giant Hogweed Like Something Out of a Science Fiction Movie
CTV News and Global News both recently ran pieces about this plant. It looks a bit like a giant lady's mantle but this weed grows upwards of 20 feet and its flower head can reach a metre (just over three feet) across. It is an attractive plant with purple markings on the stem. Stay clear if you sight this and tell your local municipality of its location. Hogweed has been found on Vancouver Island, Toronto and Ottawa area, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. It grows in wasteland and ditches. Flowering only once in its lifespan, between June to August.
Become informed and beware of this giant hogweed.