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The giant hogweed farms see bumper crops in 2019

Coming along the path along the River Clyde near Cambuslang, it was hard not to miss this years apparently bumper crop of giant hogweed springing up along the riverbank.

It may not be all that warm, but combined with the recent damp spell, these things seem to be thriving, and look as if they are set to fill any available space down there.

These are already as tall as man, taller in fact, since these pics were taken from the path overlooking the river, and are easily level with (and above) my head. The ground they are rising from is about a metre below my feet.

Don’t forget the sap from these plants can render skin ultra sensitive to sunlight if it comes into contact with it, potentially leading to huge blisters, and even scarring.

Giant Hogweed 2019

Giant Hogweed 2019

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14/06/2019 - Posted by | Appeal, Civilian, photography | , , ,

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