Hogweed is a plant that can cause permanent blindness if touched

Hogweed is a plant that can cause permanent blindness if touched

A large plant known as Hogweed that is growing in the New England states that can cause disfiguring scars and permanent blindness if touched “Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a Federally listed noxious weed. Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering, permanent scarring and blindness. […]