Dangerous plant that causes 3rd degree burns, blindness found in Ohio

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has put out an alert for Giant Hogweed.

The invasive plant has toxic sap that can cause severe burns.

The DEC reports the plant grows in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Immediately wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water if you come in contact with the plant and call your doctor.

For more photos of the plant, click here.

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