Giant Hogweed Infographic

Have you ever heard of Giant Hogweed? If you haven’t, you’ll be surprised to hear it’s officially the most dangerous plant in Britain!

Giant Hogweed is part of the Apiaceae family which includes some well-known plants such as parsley, carrot, parsnip, cumin and coriander. Non-native invasive, Giant Hogweed can cause serious skin burns, so it’s crucial you understand the facts behind this villainous plant. To help you stay safe, we have created an infographic listing some key facts and helpful tips, from identifying the plant to what to do if you come across one.

If you are interested in finding out if Giant Hogweed has been found near you then you can use our interactive Giant Hogweed map to search for it. If you want to find out more about Giant Hogweed and its effects and what to do if you find it then you can read our in-depth Giant Hogweed information page to help give you a deeper understanding.

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  • Linda ellis-williams said...

    i would really like two comparison pictures together …one giant and common hogweed


    • Anthony odey said...

      Hi there I’m happy to show you, I’ve just seen a bug field of giant hogweed, contact me on my email address and I can send you some photos of it


  • John Elphinstone said...

    Also be useful to show the leaf differences between giant & common hogweed. Photos above just show the flowers.


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