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Two other similar looking species include the very benign native plant cow parsnip, which only grows to about 6 feet, and Angelica, which has compound leaves and smooth stems.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed on Tuesday that giant hogweed, a toxic weed that can grow up to 15 feet tall and resembles the less dangerous cow parsnip, was identified at a private home in Clarke County.
But the cow parsnip also causes ill effects, including a blistering skin rash.
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