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Giant hogweed – not so cocky after three weeks

I passed a recent acquaintance last night, not seen for three weeks.

Straying from its usual home of the riverbank, it looks as if the giant hogweed might be able to establish itself some distance from this damp/boggy environment (the River Clyde is only 50 metres away), but a few dry days and a lack of moisture would seem to have a fairly drastic effect on this menace.

Looking down at the river, I noticed that even those which were little more than 10 metres from the river were populated by many that had already turned a fairly bright yellow rather than their usual healthy green, and their heads were withering.

Giant Hogweed Dried

Giant Hogweed Dried

A reminder of how this used to look:

Giant Hogweed Bud

Giant Hogweed Bud


June 26, 2017 - Posted by | Civilian, photography |

1 Comment »

  1. Holly shit that thing looks scary , I never want to encounter one of them.


    Comment by TalesOfAScottishLassie | June 27, 2017

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