Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:41

The City Island Garden Club, which is celebrating it's 50th year of service wants everyone to know about the dangers of a Giant Hogweed. Its got beautiful flowers as big as an umbrella and sap, which may cause blindness and skin burns.

This monster plant looks like Queen Ann's Lace, but on steroids. However it is as dangerous as a man eating plant. It is spreading in New York State with multiple confirmed sightings.

This botanical beast is originally from Russia and can grow up to 20 feet tall. It is so dangerous that The NY Department of Environmental Conservation has set up a special extermination program to eradicate this dangerous giant weed.