• Question: So if a Giant Hogweed stings me and I stay in the dark like a vampire, will I be affected?

    Asked by topquestionsfromchat to Giant Hogweed on 22 Nov 2017.
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      Giant Hogweed answered on 22 Nov 2017:

      Hi! That’s a wonderful question! The giant hogweed’s toxin is activated in the light and indeed one might be able to prevent oneself from the very painful blisters and burns if he stays out of the sun. A toxic reaction can begin as soon as 15 minutes after contact. Very interestingly, doctors ask the patients to keep out of the sun to prevent further damage.