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driftwood: sixpenceee: Driftwood figures roaming the forest. By Japanese artist, Nagato Iwasaki
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Driftwood figures roaming the forest. By Japanese artist, Nagato Iwasaki

sixpenceee: Driftwood figures roaming the forest. By Japanese artist, Nagato Iwasaki

driftwood: Jerking off to saved images with an ipod nano Jacking it to gifs on an ipod 3g Masturbating to an extra curvy piece of driftwood f drifwood Stroking it to 120p video on an ipad Beating the meat watching pornhub on your wi Pounding the pickle orn your moms 60" in the living Taming the dragon while watching your cats re-enact the discovery channel Slapping the banana hamwhich while doing a headstand leaned against the wall to your neighbors apartment Grappling the gorilla while violently twitching your wrist causing a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that destroys half the city Relocating your wrist and shoving the other hand into your black hole during a commerical for a fidget spinner Pullin the pud while your parents have sex in the room below you and they know you can hear them but they keep going Cracking open a cold one with the boys and creating a dutch rudder circle that encompases the entire city of LA Tearing apart a freezing one with the boys and re- verting to the original form. Creating an eternal state of homeostasis that allows all conflict to seize, allowing all of humanity access to the higher power Cumming Being post load-blown and immediatly descending through all states of matter, quantom enta- glemnt tears a void in the 4th dimension allowing you and the boys to conquer alongside the fuhrer <p>slap slappitty slap via /r/dank_meme <a href="http://ift.tt/2qWfLez">http://ift.tt/2qWfLez</a></p>
driftwood: Jerking off to saved images
 with an ipod nano
 Jacking it to gifs on an ipod
 3g
 Masturbating to an extra
 curvy piece of driftwood
 f drifwood
 Stroking it to 120p video on
 an ipad
 Beating the meat watching
 pornhub on your wi
 Pounding the pickle orn
 your moms 60" in the living
 Taming the dragon while
 watching your cats re-enact
 the discovery channel
 Slapping the banana
 hamwhich while doing a
 headstand leaned against
 the wall to your neighbors
 apartment
 Grappling the gorilla while
 violently twitching your wrist
 causing a 7.7 magnitude
 earthquake that destroys
 half the city
 Relocating your wrist and
 shoving the other hand into
 your black hole during a
 commerical for a fidget
 spinner
 Pullin the pud while your
 parents have sex in the
 room below you and they
 know you can hear them but
 they keep going
 Cracking open a cold one
 with the boys and creating
 a dutch rudder circle that
 encompases the entire city
 of LA
 Tearing apart a freezing
 one with the boys and re-
 verting to the original form.
 Creating an eternal state of
 homeostasis that allows all
 conflict to seize, allowing all
 of humanity access to the
 higher power
 Cumming
 Being post load-blown and
 immediatly descending
 through all states of
 matter, quantom enta-
 glemnt tears a void in the
 4th dimension allowing
 you and the boys to conquer
 alongside the fuhrer
<p>slap slappitty slap via /r/dank_meme <a href="http://ift.tt/2qWfLez">http://ift.tt/2qWfLez</a></p>

<p>slap slappitty slap via /r/dank_meme <a href="http://ift.tt/2qWfLez">http://ift.tt/2qWfLez</a></p>

driftwood: <p>Driftwood Eagle.</p>
driftwood: <p>Driftwood Eagle.</p>

<p>Driftwood Eagle.</p>

driftwood: <p>Epic Driftwood Horse.</p>
driftwood: <p>Epic Driftwood Horse.</p>

<p>Epic Driftwood Horse.</p>

driftwood: <p>Now that&rsquo;s an EXTRA curvy piece of driftwood.</p>
driftwood: <p>Now that&rsquo;s an EXTRA curvy piece of driftwood.</p>

<p>Now that&rsquo;s an EXTRA curvy piece of driftwood.</p>

driftwood: webreakfastattiffanys: sixpenceee: This chair was made from driftwood. Ron Swanson would be proud! (Source) Beautiful!
driftwood: webreakfastattiffanys:
sixpenceee:

This chair was made from driftwood. Ron Swanson would be proud! (Source)

Beautiful!

webreakfastattiffanys: sixpenceee: This chair was made from driftwood. Ron Swanson would be proud! (Source) Beautiful!

driftwood: <p>Awesome Driftwood T-Rex.</p>
driftwood: <p>Awesome Driftwood T-Rex.</p>

<p>Awesome Driftwood T-Rex.</p>

driftwood: <p>Patterns on driftwood created by wood-worms</p>
driftwood: <p>Patterns on driftwood created by wood-worms</p>

<p>Patterns on driftwood created by wood-worms</p>

driftwood: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://wildwoodlynx.tumblr.com/post/142454637374">wildwoodlynx</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youmightbeamisogynist.tumblr.com/post/140951201818">youmightbeamisogynist</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pumbloom-initiative.tumblr.com/post/140950379483">pumbloom-initiative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://amberalloveragane00.tumblr.com/post/140950048704">amberalloveragane00</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fabtrek.tumblr.com/post/140948000801">fabtrek</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://driftwood-in-the-sun.tumblr.com/post/138905911486">driftwood-in-the-sun</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://prettyarbitrary.tumblr.com/post/138863017040">prettyarbitrary</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kijakazibibi.tumblr.com/post/138859916242">kijakazibibi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pthalocy.tumblr.com/post/138808610365">pthalocy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://spontaneousmusicalnumber.tumblr.com/post/125884149498">spontaneousmusicalnumber</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thegrimshapeofyoursmile.tumblr.com/post/124019517446">thegrimshapeofyoursmile</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ellensama.tumblr.com/post/83397169464">ellensama</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://burntcandycorn.tumblr.com/post/83379533722">burntcandycorn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://littlebluecaboose.tumblr.com/post/83364166806">littlebluecaboose</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cosmictuesdays.tumblr.com/post/83306327022">cosmictuesdays</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://frenchie-fries.tumblr.com/post/83130244375">frenchie-fries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://vergess.tumblr.com/post/83129430445">vergess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://boltonsrepairshop.tumblr.com/post/83127498898">boltonsrepairshop</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><i><b>PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!</b></i></p> <p><i><b>IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!</b></i></p> <p>Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.</p> <div> Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes. </div> <div> <br/><br/> If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken: <ul><li>Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.</li> <li>Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.</li> <li>If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.</li> <li>See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.</li> </ul> If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions <i><b>PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!</b></i> </div> </blockquote> <p>Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.</p> <p>Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.</p> <p><b>Do not burn it</b>, because the smoke <i>will</i> give you the same reaction.</p> <p>If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [<a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/40961.html">this guide</a>] for how to deal with it yourself.</p> </blockquote> <p>OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.</p> </blockquote> <p>Fucking invasives. Signal boost.</p> </blockquote> <p>Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.</p> </blockquote> <div> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cfa0d1e81ce51f0c32b299e461056836/tumblr_inline_oa024mzChw1szybyb_540.png" alt="" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"/></figure><p>According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. <b>Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!</b></p> <p>[<a href="https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=HEMA17">Image Source</a>]</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Also here is a human for size reference. Since they are huge it should be easy enough to see and spot when fully grown.</p> <div> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e7dd14968ed6907683e63bdad97604a/tumblr_inline_oa024nwbpK1szybyb_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"/></figure><p>The burns can also be very bad, far worse than any poison ivy. Just Google ‘Giant Hogweed Burns’ and you’ll see. It can cause bad blistering, red painful rashes, and more. Please be careful of this plant!</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>They exist in Austria and Germany too. Please be careful!</p> </blockquote> <p>Also, if you are in the Iowa/Minnesota area (maybe farther, I don’t exactly know), there is a close relative (also invasive) with <b>yellow flowers</b> called <b>wild parsnip.</b></p> <p><b>Flowers (<a href="http://minneflora.com/images/identified/medium/wild-parsnip-pastinaca-sativa-02.jpg">source</a>):</b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/088cc309771269d9469b209760554bde/tumblr_inline_nsl1jzvDft1rufxdx_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ab0f47d7c2b261442f4ec5d9de8e0a3c/tumblr_inline_oa024n33sN1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/088cc309771269d9469b209760554bde/tumblr_inline_nsl1jzvDft1rufxdx_540.jpg"/></figure><p><b>Leaves (<a href="http://www.all-creatures.org/picb/wfshl-wildparsnip-06.jpg">source</a>):</b></p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="396" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/611028854908f9ba60409d3bea9a32fb/tumblr_inline_nsl1kaReIE1rufxdx_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9d8bd93b8ba769d89609f3041fede38c/tumblr_inline_oa024nf0TB1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="396" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/611028854908f9ba60409d3bea9a32fb/tumblr_inline_nsl1kaReIE1rufxdx_540.jpg"/></figure><p><b></b>It only gets to about half the size of giant hogweed but has <b>all the same toxic effects</b>. The plants in the pictures look small but I’ve seen ones at least 6 feet tall with stems two inches thick.</p> </blockquote> <p>A lot of pictures available of giant hogweed are fullsized and in bloom. Just because it lacks the flowers doesn’t mean it’s not hogweed! It is dangerous well before that point.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_oa024or7Ad1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>As seen above, another important detail when identifying them can be the stems. They often have this reddish speckling, and are covered in bristly hairs. Like the rest of the plant, you should<i> absolutely not </i>touch them either.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7f781a11d9a107b3f6cec41afc889d12/tumblr_inline_oa024ozjii1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>You can see here how the redness is mostly on larger, older portions of the stems.</p> <p>For those of you in Ontario, here is a link to some more information via <a href="http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/plants-terrestrial/giant-hogweed/"><b>Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program</b></a> . It has details on the plant’s growth, removal methods, and groups you can report sightings to.</p> <p>Unfortunately I lack information on herbicide use, but if the responsibility of removing giant hogweed somehow falls to the owner, please research local laws/restrictions concerning the use of things such as glyphosate (roundup). It is always possible to make things worse instead of better, so exercise caution in all areas, not just the handling/disposal of the plant.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is not bullshit. My sister works for the Cooperative Extension in New York and this is a big P.R. focus for them. They have trouble because somebody may spot some of these on a neighbor’s property and call it in, but they can’t get permission to go in and take it out because the neighbors think it’s “pretty” or they “natural” and want it to stay.</p> <p>Here’s another thing about it that makes it dangerous and maybe might scare some people into doing something about it: this time of year, (winter) the dried stuff is tailor-made for attracting kids: long, light, jointed. It looks like bamboo and they will use it to frame up little huts, make beaded necklaces, use as “sword.”, etc. The worst is it’s hollow which makes it perfect for BLOW GUNS.  Imagine getting that stuff on your lips….</p> </blockquote> <p>I work at an environmental science college and can also confirm this.  This stuff is bad bad bad news.</p> </blockquote> <p>To all you aspiring herbalists and just nature adventurers: please, pelase be careful</p> </blockquote> <p>I’ve brushed up against this stuff and it fucked me up for about two months. And the scars lasted for a year and a half after that</p> </blockquote> <p>What the FUCK!?? THESE ARE IN MY FYCKKKIGN YAAARD?!?!?! OUT BACK ?!</p> </blockquote> <p>oH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU</p> </blockquote> <p>Tis the season for giant hogweed warnings, my friends.</p> </blockquote> <p>Everybody please remember not to go out whacking around in the bush unless you know how to identify your local toxic plants. And please, for the love of it, wear pants! Hogweed will fuck you up, please report if you see it, but wild parsnip, poison ivy and poison oak are no fun game either.</p> <p><a href="http://www.birdandmoon.com/poisonivy/">This</a> little quiz can show you, even poison ivy can be tricky to ID. Stay safe!</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh Frack no my state was one of the ones highlighted nope nope nope. </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="595" data-orig-height="577" data-tumblr-attribution="animatedtext:HtQpGKsvVrwVEAUEJEk6Vg:ZPjWlu1nQN4oN" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7af9c47f82fd79b505c1d43a42bdcdae/tumblr_nq3skjweF21rby04wo1_1280.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7af9c47f82fd79b505c1d43a42bdcdae/tumblr_inline_oa0svmrVA51rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-width="595" data-orig-height="577" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7af9c47f82fd79b505c1d43a42bdcdae/tumblr_nq3skjweF21rby04wo1_1280.gif"/></figure>
driftwood: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://wildwoodlynx.tumblr.com/post/142454637374">wildwoodlynx</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://youmightbeamisogynist.tumblr.com/post/140951201818">youmightbeamisogynist</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pumbloom-initiative.tumblr.com/post/140950379483">pumbloom-initiative</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://amberalloveragane00.tumblr.com/post/140950048704">amberalloveragane00</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fabtrek.tumblr.com/post/140948000801">fabtrek</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://driftwood-in-the-sun.tumblr.com/post/138905911486">driftwood-in-the-sun</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://prettyarbitrary.tumblr.com/post/138863017040">prettyarbitrary</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kijakazibibi.tumblr.com/post/138859916242">kijakazibibi</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pthalocy.tumblr.com/post/138808610365">pthalocy</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://spontaneousmusicalnumber.tumblr.com/post/125884149498">spontaneousmusicalnumber</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thegrimshapeofyoursmile.tumblr.com/post/124019517446">thegrimshapeofyoursmile</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ellensama.tumblr.com/post/83397169464">ellensama</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://burntcandycorn.tumblr.com/post/83379533722">burntcandycorn</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://littlebluecaboose.tumblr.com/post/83364166806">littlebluecaboose</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cosmictuesdays.tumblr.com/post/83306327022">cosmictuesdays</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://frenchie-fries.tumblr.com/post/83130244375">frenchie-fries</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://vergess.tumblr.com/post/83129430445">vergess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://boltonsrepairshop.tumblr.com/post/83127498898">boltonsrepairshop</a>:</p>
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<p><i><b>PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!</b></i></p>
<p><i><b>IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!</b></i></p>
<p>Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.</p>
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Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes. </div>
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<br/><br/> If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
<ul><li>Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.</li>
<li>Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.</li>
<li>If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.</li>
<li>See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.</li>
</ul>
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions

<i><b>PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!</b></i>
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<p>Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.</p>
<p>Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.</p>
<p><b>Do not burn it</b>, because the smoke <i>will</i> give you the same reaction.</p>
<p>If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [<a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/40961.html">this guide</a>] for how to deal with it yourself.</p>
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<p>OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.</p>
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<p>Fucking invasives. Signal boost.</p>
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<p>Re-reblogging because I checked Snopes, and not only is this shit true, but the text on this is pretty much the same as it is there! Stay safe, kiddos.</p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cfa0d1e81ce51f0c32b299e461056836/tumblr_inline_oa024mzChw1szybyb_540.png" alt="" data-orig-height="415" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf14aeef0599e74337c134e934df5722/tumblr_inline_n4d59lUdbH1r26u5c.png"/></figure><p>According to the US Department of Agriculture, these are currently the states and provinces in North America where Giant Hogweed is present. <b>Even if your state/province is “clear” that doesn’t mean that it is not there. If you see Giant Hogweed in your yard or anywhere please call your DOA! This stuff is mad deadly!</b></p>
<p>[<a href="https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=HEMA17">Image Source</a>]</p>
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<p>Also here is a human for size reference. Since they are huge it should be easy enough to see and spot when fully grown.</p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7e7dd14968ed6907683e63bdad97604a/tumblr_inline_oa024nwbpK1szybyb_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ebcaea53f269a0b28fad050598708fc8/tumblr_inline_n4dkaixgFj1qa6ymy.jpg"/></figure><p>The burns can also be very bad, far worse than any poison ivy. Just Google ‘Giant Hogweed Burns’ and you’ll see. It can cause bad blistering, red painful rashes, and more. Please be careful of this plant!</p>
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<p>They exist in Austria and Germany too. Please be careful!</p>
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<p>Also, if you are in the Iowa/Minnesota area (maybe farther, I don’t exactly know), there is a close relative (also invasive) with <b>yellow flowers</b> called <b>wild parsnip.</b></p>
<p><b>Flowers (<a href="http://minneflora.com/images/identified/medium/wild-parsnip-pastinaca-sativa-02.jpg">source</a>):</b></p>
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<p>A lot of pictures available of giant hogweed are fullsized and in bloom. Just because it lacks the flowers doesn’t mean it’s not hogweed! It is dangerous well before that point.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_oa024or7Ad1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3cc0be0fff722780d9de9cd4810a8862/tumblr_inline_o255orhynC1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>As seen above, another important detail when identifying them can be the stems. They often have this reddish speckling, and are covered in bristly hairs. Like the rest of the plant, you should<i> absolutely not </i>touch them either.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7f781a11d9a107b3f6cec41afc889d12/tumblr_inline_oa024ozjii1szybyb_540.jpg" data-orig-height="405" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f5119be3181b11fa6a6665160613d1a/tumblr_inline_o255vrbi4V1qdj278_540.jpg"/></figure><p>You can see here how the redness is mostly on larger, older portions of the stems.</p>
<p>For those of you in Ontario, here is a link to some more information via <a href="http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/plants-terrestrial/giant-hogweed/"><b>Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program</b></a> . It has details on the plant’s growth, removal methods, and groups you can report sightings to.</p>
<p>Unfortunately I lack information on herbicide use, but if the responsibility of removing giant hogweed somehow falls to the owner, please research local laws/restrictions concerning the use of things such as glyphosate (roundup). It is always possible to make things worse instead of better, so exercise caution in all areas, not just the handling/disposal of the plant.</p>
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<p>This is not bullshit. My sister works for the Cooperative Extension in New York and this is a big P.R. focus for them. They have trouble because somebody may spot some of these on a neighbor’s property and call it in, but they can’t get permission to go in and take it out because the neighbors think it’s “pretty” or they “natural” and want it to stay.</p>
<p>Here’s another thing about it that makes it dangerous and maybe might scare some people into doing something about it: this time of year, (winter) the dried stuff is tailor-made for attracting kids: long, light, jointed. It looks like bamboo and they will use it to frame up little huts, make beaded necklaces, use as “sword.”, etc. The worst is it’s hollow which makes it perfect for BLOW GUNS.  Imagine getting that stuff on your lips….</p>
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<p>I work at an environmental science college and can also confirm this.  This stuff is bad bad bad news.</p>
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<p>To all you aspiring herbalists and just nature adventurers: please, pelase be careful</p>
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<p>I’ve brushed up against this stuff and it fucked me up for about two months. And the scars lasted for a year and a half after that</p>
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<p>What the FUCK!?? THESE ARE IN MY FYCKKKIGN YAAARD?!?!?! OUT BACK ?!</p>
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<p>oH FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU</p>
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<p>Tis the season for giant hogweed warnings, my friends.</p>
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<p>Everybody please remember not to go out whacking around in the bush unless you know how to identify your local toxic plants. And please, for the love of it, wear pants! Hogweed will fuck you up, please report if you see it, but wild parsnip, poison ivy and poison oak are no fun game either.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.birdandmoon.com/poisonivy/">This</a> little quiz can show you, even poison ivy can be tricky to ID. Stay safe!</p>
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