Poisonous Plants - A summary

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  1. Phil A

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    Ray Mears tried processing it to remove the oxalates, in the same way the Australian first nations process a similar plant, the cheeky yam.

    Don't think he ate any but lab tests showed it had destroyed most of the spikey crystals.

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      Bumping this again as one of our member's doggies has suspected Hogweed burns to her paws :sad:

      And a reminder that it's not just the Giant Hogweed that causes it, normal Hogweed does too.
       
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        Ah I did wonder as it's not very giant...only about 5ft when it flowers.

        We're not going in the field again now. Will see what the vets say
         
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            Thanks @Marley Farley I'm tempted to cut a bit and take it to the vets with me and they can rule it out if needs be.
             
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              Might be as well. Wear rubber gloves. Good luck
               
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                I had a run in with hogweed. Didn't know what it was until I tried to pull it bare handed. Immediate burning feeling made me immediately recall an article I'd read about not exposing the sap to the sjn so I immediately ran inside and thoroughly soaped and washed down my hands. About 3 minutes from grab to wash. I still ended up with painful blister as thogh I had been playing with oven elements.

                Now anything that resembles it, I only approach with heavy rubber gloves.

                Sorry for the typos, the overwhelming njmber of adverts are now preventing me from editing.

                Anyway, p,ease just be super cautious :)

                Now to empty cookies, again.....
                 
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                  @CanadianLori that sounds horrific....my dogs paws haven't blistered up but she has been chewing them badly and making them worse. It started a couple of months after moving house. But we have walked her in the offending field since we moved in in August.
                   
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                    Many years ago I discovered Hogweed to my cost, my hands and arms blistered. I found on another occasion (didn't learn from the first one) that contact with water made the blistering far worse.
                     
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                      Thanks for this. We walk the dogs in the woods regularly & in all honesty im not sure I'd even recognise hogweed if i saw it as a small plant, i really only associate it with the huge version! <img src=" title="Thinking :thinking:" />
                      Im going to go googling images of hogweed...... :pathd:
                       
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                        Well, don't touch the ones on the screen or you might get a rash:nonofinger::heehee::loll:
                         
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                          Excellent words of wisdom our mandy :thumbsup: if only teenage boys were told the same :rasp:

                          And not so teenage boys too I'd imagine :watching:
                           
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