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Sat Mar 24, 2012, 09:18 AM

 

Tip: Do NOT plant heracleum mantegazzianum

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Reply Tip: Do NOT plant heracleum mantegazzianum (Original post)
HopeHoops Mar 2012 OP
zbdent Mar 2012 #1
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #2
shanti Mar 2012 #3
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #4
Curmudgeoness Mar 2012 #5
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #6
Curmudgeoness Mar 2012 #7
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #8

Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 09:26 AM

1. plant it? Hell, I can't even say it ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 09:37 AM

2. Herra-cleum-manti-gazi-ah-num - also know as "The Giant Hogweed"

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 10:36 AM

3. ok, i had to google it

as i'd never heard of it before. it is considered a "noxious weed". sounds nasty, but do people actually plant it purposely?

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Response to shanti (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:23 AM

4. Oh my, you deserve the full treatment. 1972 Genesis...

 


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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:26 PM

5. I'm not sure, but that might be illegal here

in PA. But really, who would intentionally plant this? And where would anyone find it to buy for your garden?

I am coping enough with noxious weeds here that I never planted, or wanted. I don't even know how the hell they got here, but my bane of late has been garlic mustard. It is not as huge and toxic as hogweed, but it is prolific. At least it can be eaten!

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 08:00 AM

6. Yes, it is illegal in PA - we have a Department of Hogweed Eradication (no joke).

 

It is a beautiful ornamental.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 12:35 PM

7. Well, I wish I had know about the DOHE

before I donned my armor to get rid of that wayward plant!

Now I know.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:34 AM

8. Oh, they'll come do it for you.

 

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