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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2015 - 06:02 AM

When you think you've heard it all.

 

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Posted August 05, 2015 - 06:22 AM

Bad, bad stuff , pics on web of a little girls hands after picking it when apparently it flowers and looks close to queen Anne's lace, terrible burns, 2 and 3rd degree it says, all beware, parents with little ones especially!
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Posted August 05, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Been mowing the Queen Annes Lace for a few week. The stuff effects me like poison ivy does most people( which has never effected me). My pasture is covered with it. I use the Ford 1500 which keeps me up out of it.
Bad stuff! Be careful!

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Posted August 05, 2015 - 10:23 AM

 The stuff effects me like poison ivy does most people( which has never effected me). My pasture is covered with it. I use the Ford 1500 which keeps me up out of it.
 

To be clear, are you affected by QAL or Hogweed?


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Posted August 05, 2015 - 12:09 PM

To be clear, are you affected by QAL or Hogweed?


Around here it has always been. Called Queen Annes lace or Wild Parsnips.
There was a report on tv last year about a 12 yr old who became very I'll and that is the names the state university specialist used.
Said it was a aggravated and much more dangerous the longer it was exposed to sunlight.
Oils should be washed off ASAP with lots of soap and water.

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Posted August 05, 2015 - 12:20 PM

We have Giant Hogweed over here in the UK and it has been around for years. The trick is to dig up the plants when they are young or mowed before they get too tall and established. Also mow when it's gloomy weather so as not to be affected by the sunlight and wear protective clothing too (long sleeved shirts and trousers and eye protection).

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Posted August 05, 2015 - 12:55 PM

Sounds like a job for Round-up to me. A quick spray and they are toast. I use it on Tansy and Burdock in the pasture when I find them, not that either are as bad as Giant Hogweed, just very invasive.
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Posted August 05, 2015 - 04:20 PM

Giant hogweed is to queen Anne's lace
what Godzilla is to Minnie mouse.
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Posted August 05, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Do you folks know that Queen Anne's Lace is the wild form of carrot's? If you pull one up, smell the root. It is nothing that is toxic.


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Posted August 05, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Around here it has always been. Called Queen Annes lace or Wild Parsnips.
There was a report on tv last year about a 12 yr old who became very I'll and that is the names the state university specialist used.
Said it was a aggravated and much more dangerous the longer it was exposed to sunlight.
Oils should be washed off ASAP with lots of soap and water.

I would be inclined to think you have the Giant hogweed.It looks like Queen annes lace except alot bigger. It is white. Wild parsnip is yellow and has the same effects as Giant hogweed as it will cause burns after being in contact and then exposed to sun.


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 07:39 AM

Now that stuff is definitely worthy of a good soaking of round up!!!

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Posted August 14, 2015 - 07:12 PM

   I just listened to a radio report on this, nasty stuff for sure.  be ware what you are doing in the woods.

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Posted August 25, 2015 - 01:26 PM

And what country has it originated from.

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Posted August 25, 2015 - 07:26 PM

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