An invasive weed that can cause severe burns, blisters, scars, and blindness is spreading — here's what you should know about giant hogweed

The invasive giant hogweed plant was just discovered in the state of Virginia for the first time.Giant hogweed sap can make skin extremely sensitive to the sun, causing third-degree burns in a short period of time. This can blind people if it gets in an eye.If you encounter the plant, don't touch it. And if you've been potentially exposed to giant hogweed sap, stay out of the sun and see a doctor if you experience a reaction.

The giant hogweed plant is originally from the Caucasus region,...

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