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Don't Touch This Plant!

Giant Hogweed Plant Anyone who comes in contact with the plant should wash the affected area of their skin with soap and water and keep out of the sunlight for 48 hours, since the effects develop over several days.

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Wiesen-Bärenklau (Gemeiner Bärenklau)

Der aromatische Wiesen-Bärenklau wird gern in der Küche verwendet, kann aber auch für die Gesundheit z.B. bei Erkältungen und hohem Blutdruck genutzt werden - Bild von Christian Fischer [CC BY-SA 3.0]


Today’s featured plant is Purslane, Portulaca oleracea. Common Purslane is also known as Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed,  Pusley, Rigla, Pourpier, pussly, ma chi xian (Chinese) and "rose moss or moss roses" (Bortolaiga or Porcelana). (source)  Note:  Purslane is related to the moss rose,


Giant Hogweed Plant May Cause Blindness - According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, contact with the poisonous weed causes severe skin and eye irritation and may result in blindness and permanent scarring in people sensitive to the plant's toxic sap...

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Don't Touch This Plant!

Giant Hogweed plant - Don't touch! Just touching can lead to severe skin or eye irritation -- even permanent blindness. North America. Looks like Queen Anne's lace.


The results of merely brushing up against it are horrifying. If you accidentally break a stem or touch any of the sap you will begin to develop grotesque blisters!

The Medicine Woman's Roots: Choice Injury Herbs including White Sage, Monarda, Mugwort, Yarrow, Rose, Nettle, Comfrey, Creosote Bush, Goldenrod, Pine, Cottonwood, Alder, Mullein, Elder, Mahonia, Plantain, Prickly Pear, Vervain, Snakeweed, Marshmallow, Usnea, Cow Parsnip