United States citizens are urged to remain calm following reports that noxious, invasive Giant Hogweed
has risen and attacked the population of New York City. The striking,
20-foot tall weeds release a sap causing burns, blindness, and death.
“Stay indoors and out of range of these plants at all cost,” warned
Nathan Holright of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC). “Their sap is especially dangerous, as it can blind you. If you
see a Giant Hogweed, run.”