Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness.

The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech said in a Facebook post that 30 giant hogweed plants were discovered in Clarke County, located between Winchester and Leesburg.

The plant contains a very toxic sap, that when combined with sun exposure, can cause severe health hazards.

via Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia | Fox News

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Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia | Fox News

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