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3980Re: [pfaf] Cow's parsnip

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  • john barratt
    May 5, 2009
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      HI Matt thank you I now know what it is Giant Hogweed Now I can
      find out the best way to get rid of it John

      On 5/5/09, matthew@...
      <matthew@...> wrote:
      > Hehehe, ok - don't try to eat it to extinction until you are sure of it's
      > identity !
      >
      > Here is a neat brochure from Michigan department of Agriculture:
      > http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MDA_Hogweed_Brochure_2_115074_7.pdf
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      > Mainly about Giant Hogweed, but it compares it to 3 other Genera of
      > Hogweed-like plants in enough detail to be able to easily distinguish them.
      > And has useful information about the Photosensitivity/toxicity problem.
      >
      > Matt
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: jbwoods2@...
      > To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: 5/5/09 9:24 PM
      > Subject: Re: [pfaf] Cow's parsnip
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      > Hi Matt I think it is cow's parsnip but from what you write now I am
      > not sure for the plants I have do spread from the roots and the
      > seeds seem to start a long way from their source I have tried
      > cutting the flowers off one year and it did not seem to make a
      > differance for the plant is a perenial and comes back year after
      > year and spreads and it is taking over my gardens They grow to
      > 10feet tall and look like something from another world we call them
      > alien plants .Help I have been invaded John
      >
      > On 5/5/09, Matthew wrote:
      >> Hi John,
      >>
      >> Are you sure it is Cow Parsnip ?
      >> http://images.google.com/images?q="Heracleum%20sphondylium"
      >>
      >> Matt
      >>
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: gardenchick1949@...
      >> To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      >> Sent: 5/5/09 5:38 PM
      >> Subject: Re: [pfaf] Cow's parsnip
      >>
      >> You could:
      >> 1)� mow or cut it down & put black plastic over it for a couple of weeks
      >> (hold down edges of plastic with heavy rocks)
      >> 2)��mow or cut it down & put newspaper or cardboard, then an organic
      >> mulch
      >> or compost over it.
      >> 3)� you could pour boiling water over it.
      >> 4)� you can use a flame.� Per hgtv.com "You connect the supplied hose
      >> to a
      >> standard propane tank, then pass the flame (at a temperature of 2000
      >> degrees
      >> Fahrenheit) briefly over a weed. Almost immediately the weed will begin to
      >> turn dark green and show signs of wilting. Within a day or two, the weed
      >> will be gone forever. Of course, you wouldn�t want to use this in the
      >> midst
      >> of a drought or anywhere near flammable materials, but under safe
      >> conditions
      >> it can be a real timesaver."
      >> Gail
      >>
      >> --- On Tue, 5/5/09, fastone123 wrote:
      >>
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      >> From: fastone123
      >> Subject: [pfaf] Cow's parsnip
      >> To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      >> Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 1:06 PM
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      >> Could someone please tell me a way to get rid of this very invasive plant
      >> .
      >> I made a mistake a few years ago and transplanted a plant in my flower
      >> garden and now the sucker is everywhere and I am having trouble killing it
      >> ,
      >> Is agricultural vinegar considered to be organic ,I am using it and having
      >> some success but it is very expensive could some one please help John
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