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ALERT: Invasive giant hogweed plant can cause blisters, blindness

Be on the look-out for Giant Hogweed!

If touched, this highly toxic, invasive plant can cause blisters on the skin and, if it gets in your eyes, can actually cause blindness.

Giant Hogweed has been found in multiple states and several counties in the Capital Region.

If you do touch the plant, wash affected areas immediately, stay out of the sun, and seek medical attention. If you think you've seen a giant hogweed plant, report it by [clicking here].

[Click here] to view map of New York where this plant has been reported.