northern ireland- is this hog weed?

DavidMcE551August 9, 2012

HI ALL, NEW TO THE FORUM- IM LIVING IN NORTHERN IRELAND. THIS WEED/PLANT WAS TAKEN FROM A GLEN NEARBY AND I PLANTED IT IN MY GARDEN. iT WAS ABOUT 30 CM LONGEST LEAF AND ABOUT 4 CM HIGH WHEN I PLANTED IT IN APRIL 2012. iTS NOW ABOUT 2,5 METRES TALL AND GROWING.

MY DAD SAID TO WATCH OUT COS IT COULD BE GIANT HOGWEED WHICH CAN MESS UP YOUR SKIN-

CAN SOMEONE IDENTIFY PLEASE?

I'LL POST MORE PICS IN A MINUTE

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PIC1

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 10:12AM
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PIC2- LEAVES

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 10:14AM
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PIC 3- STEM (REALLY THICK)

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PIC 4- HEIGHT AT ABOUT 250 CM OR 2 AND A HALF METRES

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

It isn't Giant Hogweed, David. I believe you have Angelica sylvestris, Wild Angelica. But there are several similar plants which are poisonous so don't start nibbling at it from my id.

BTW for future reference it is an offence in the UK and NI to uproot any wild plant without the permission of the landowner.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wild angelica

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 7:59AM
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mike127(4/5)

i dig up plants all the time out of the woods and bring them
to my house butterfly milk weed flower roots are about 3 to 5 inches down so i advise you to take a big shovel to dig them up and don't brake the roots keep them wet after digging them up also you may have to wait for a year til you get to see them flower

those flowers in your picture have long roots too.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 12:09AM
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