Toxic Plant Found in Calhoun County
A toxic plant has been found in Calhoun County. The giant plant is known to cause disfiguring blisters and in extreme cases, blindness.
A giant hogweed plant was found and removed in Pennfield Township, but residents should keep their eyes open.
Peter Carrington, a toxic plant expert at Michigan State University says the danger from the plant, that can stand up to 14 feet tall, comes from its sap. If the sap gets on your skin and is exposed to sunlight, it causes large scarring blisters. If the sap gets in your eyes, it can cause blindness.