Giant Hogweed

You may recall that in June I wrote about plant toxicity because of how I was scrolling through Google news, and came across an item about a four-year-old girl who had brushed against giant hogweed and developed huge blisters on her hand. Not only that but there are long term effects from exposure.

Well, Tamara and I spent a few days in Hove and Brighton last week.

And what should I see while walking up one of the streets, but a giant hogweed. Given that it is years since I saw a giant hogweed, what a thing to see.

(photo taken with iPhone 8).

First thing was to get a bit closer to see whether there were any purple patches on the stem. And as you can see – there are.