Giant Hogweed Alert

Giant Hogweed is a non-native, invasive plant whose toxic sap can be extremely harmful to people and pets. It is important to avoid touching all parts of the plant.

Leaves of the Giant Hogweed
Leaves of the Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed plants are often found near watercourses including the Clerkland Burn, Annick Water and other local burns and streams.

Our leaflet provides details of how to identify the plant and its growth stages.

Check your knowledge of Giant Hogweed and other local, non-native plant species by completing our short quiz that’s hosted on SurveyMonkey.