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Features Agronomy
Dangerous weed spreading across Nova Scotia


July 15, 2010
By Mike Jiggens


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A large, invasive plant whose sap can cause temporary or permanent blindness or skin burns is beginning to spread in Nova Scotia. Giant hogweed can be recognized by its height (between two and five metres), purple splotches and an umbrella-shaped cluster of white flowers at its top.

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