[Wikipedia] Eurasia native: Giant hogweed is native to the western Caucasus region of Eurasia. It was introduced to Britain as an ornamental plant in the 19th century, and has also spread to other areas in Western Europe, the United States, and Canada. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)
[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Heracleum mantegazzianum (giant hogweed) is a herb/ (family Apiaceae) with white flowers and large toothed leaves found in the northwestern ranges of Oregon. It is native to central Asia. It favors grasslands and riparian and bottomland habitat. It reproduces only by seed. Seeds fall within 13 feet of the parent plant and can be carried by water and wind. Sticky seeds attach on to humans, animals and machinery. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)
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