Asked September 5, 2018, 10:25 AM EDT

This strange plant popped up in our yard. Is it Hogweed? If so, how do we Safely get rid of it? Thanks, Judy Dye

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Rest assured, this is not giant hogweed. This is called American burnweed. You can pull it up or dig it out before it sets seeds. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/american-burnweed

Giant hogweed has a different type of flower and leaf structure. You can see photos and additional information about giant hogweed here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/72766.html