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    It looks like giant hog weed , the sap is poisonous .

  • PRO
    Is that some Giant Hogweed?

    Dangers of Giant Hogweed - GB non-native species secretariat
  • The white flowers are off another weed growing in the middle of it so ignore that. No signs of flowers on it as of yet.

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      That's the area I was looking at, John posted whilst I was looking for a reference to link.

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        sorry! tried to paste a link to forward but unsuccessful on my chrome book .

  • Dont think its Hogweed

  • It's butterbur - petasites. The white flowered stuff looks to be common hogweed. You can get a reaction off the sap but nowhere like as bad as giant hogweed. In fact it's edible (if you know how). The petasites is just a pain to get rid of but if that grass keeps getting mown it won't spread into it. If you do strim it you should cover up well though in case of a problem with the hogweed sap - especially in sunshine.

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    Can you pot it up for a car boot sale?

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    Hi Andrew, 

    I would agree with John and say it's Butterbur.

    Is it an issue?

  • Thanks for all your help. I have settled on it being Butrtrerbur. Its growing on some community council land that we maintain and one of the neighbours is constantly complaining to them that the "weed" is creeping into his garden. I have now been asked to spray it and try and kill it off. Shame really as it dosent look that bad.

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