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 weeds plant identification

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