Giant hogweed: Warning over UK's 'most dangerous' plant as map shows Hampshire hotspots

A WARNING has been issued over the UK’s ‘most dangerous’ plant.

Thursday, 16th June 2022, 11:49 am

Giant hogweed can cause ‘severe’ skin burns, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

It is a highly-invasive species and spreads by distributing seeds.

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Giant hogweed hotspots in Hampshire. Picture: WhatShed

RHS warn that it poses ‘serious risk’ to people who are unaware of its potential for harm.

In case you are wondering about where giant hogweed is a problem in Hampshire, an interactive map has been created and shows areas where it is most likely to grow.

You can view WhatShed’s interactive map here – and see a screenshot featured in our article.

RHS says that giant hogweed is a relative of cow parsley.

It can grow to 3m tall.