Noxious weeds http://kplu.org en Beware Of The Giant Hogweed, The Invasive Plant That Can Cause Burns And Blisters http://kplu.org/post/beware-giant-hogweed-invasive-plant-can-cause-burns-and-blisters <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149092071&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you find giant </span>hogweed<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;growing in your garden, don't try to remove it without wearing protective clothing and safety glasses. Otherwise, you could end up suffering for a long time, says Sasha Shaw, an educator with the </span><a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animalsAndPlants/noxious-weeds/program-information.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">King County Noxious Weed Control Program.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shaw has&nbsp;seen pictures of people hurt by giant hogweed. She says it's the plant's sap that "</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">makes your skin hypersensitive to sunlight and then the sunlight causes burns and blisters. It can cause reddish to purplish scarring for up to several years.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 16496 at http://kplu.org Beware Of The Giant Hogweed, The Invasive Plant That Can Cause Burns And Blisters Toxic weed rears its flowered head In Northwest http://kplu.org/post/toxic-weed-rears-its-flowered-head-northwest <p>This year&#39;s prolonged wet weather is having the side effect of re-invigorating a noxious weed. The Northwest is seeing a comeback of tansy ragwort, a toxic species of sunflower that farmers thought they had vanquished years ago.</p><p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 23:48:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2348 at http://kplu.org Toxic weed rears its flowered head In Northwest