what is this plant? poision?

What is this plant? Can anyone identify?

Found this plant growing along the trail at Otsiningo. I was going to play with it but I wonder if it is a poision plant or if it has a bad reaction for someone who touches it. Any ideas?

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BoniG says ... on Wednesday, Jun 10 at 7:58 PM

It's Giant Hogweed. Don't touch it. As rwpuf states, the sap will cause blisters on your skin, sensitivity to sun, itching and pain, and it will last for months. This plant will mess you up. Best to avoid it.

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Herb says ... on Tuesday, Jun 9 at 9:35 AM

Yes, I also believe it is Angelica. It does not have the fine white hairs that Hogweed does on the stem. There is also a beautiful example of Angelica growing on the left side of the boat ramp in Moore Park, Vestal.

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Herbal says ... on Tuesday, Jun 9 at 9:31 AM

I think it's Angelica... http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MDA_Hogweed_Brochure_2_115074_7.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelica_sylvestris

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rwpuf says ... on Monday, Jun 8 at 10:19 PM

Phototoxicity Giant Hogweed is a phototoxic plant. Its sap can cause phytophotodermatitis (severe skin inflammations) when the skin is exposed to sunlight or to UV-rays. Initially the skin colours red and starts itching. Then blisters form as in bur

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wtrwkrdan says ... on Monday, Jun 8 at 10:42 AM

take a sample to cooprerative extention on front st. They will have someone who will identify it.

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theonegram says ... on Monday, Jun 8 at 3:48 AM

it looks like that Hog's Wart plant. if it is dont touch it it can mess you up

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