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Giant hogweed

Giant Hogweed is a very large, poisonous plant that can burn skin and cause blindness. It has been found in communities across Canada, including Oxford County.

Photo of Hogweed
Stand of giant hogweed. Photo by Peter Smith

If you think you have found Giant Hogweed on your property and need help identifying it, please call the County of Oxford at 519-539-9800, ext. 3132

More information and resources   

Download the Ontario Weeds poster to help you identify this plant. Giant Hogweed is large: height can range anywhere from waist-high to twice as tall as the average person.

Frequently Asked Questions : Visit this page to learn how exposure to Giant Hogweed is treated, how to safely remove it from your property, where to find more information, and more.