The Batlle Creek Enquirer:
The Calhoun County Public Health Department has found the dangerous giant hogweed plant in the county and is asking residents to be cautious.
According to a Monday news release from health officials, the plant was found in Pennfield Township. The plant was completely removed and the site will be monitored by township and county officials for several years.
Hogweed is dangerous because the sap on the leaves, roots, flower heads, seeds and stem hairs can cause blistering and scars if they touch bare skin. Sap can also cause permanent blindness if it gets in the eyes.