The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Conservation District combats giant hogweed


August 6, 2019

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

MONIE SHACKLEFORD cuts a giant hogweed flower to prevent it from going to seed Saturday during a tour to see the flowering invasive plant in Ironwood.


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IRONWOOD - Among the invasive species the Gogebic Conservation District works to combat locally is giant hogweed. Locals had a chance to see the plant in bloom Saturday during a tour led by members of the conservation district and the Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area.

A group of about 12 people gathered at a location on U.S. 2 close to Curry Park and the Gogebic County Fairgrounds to see a blooming giant hogweed and some plants that are often mistaken for hogweed.

The plant can grow 6 to 12 feet in Michigan, according to information...

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