Don’t touch these plants! Six lookalikes you want to avoid
Wild parsnip. Photo courtesy of Joshua Mayer/Creative Commons.
It can be difficult to determine whether you’re looking at hogweed, hemlock or parsnip, but all of these plants have several things in common. Contact may cause unpleasant, potentially deadly, reactions. We want to help you identify and differentiate these plants so you can keep your distance as needed. Most of these plants are invasive and easily grow in ditches and disturbed soils across the country. Get familiar with these species to stay safe!
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