Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project
Giant Hogweed Report

Use this form to report a possible giant hogweed sighting in Massachusetts. Reports will be followed up by a Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources official, and you may be contacted for a site visit if we feel further investigation is necessary. (This form is for Massachusetts hogweed sightings only. To report hogweed outside of Massachusetts, contact your local department of agriculture or plant regulatory official.)

NOTE: Giant hogweed has poisonous sap! Please avoid coming into direct contact with the plant when photographing plants or examining a site.

Before submitting a report, please review this table of giant hogweed look-alikes. A list of towns/cities with known populations of giant hogweed can be found here.

First Name:  

Last
Name:  

 
Phone   Number:   Email:
Address:
City: State:
ZipCode:

LOCATION OF PLANT(S): (include street address, or nearest intersection)  

DO YOU OWN THE LAND?     

HOW TALL ARE THE PLANTS? (feet/inches)

PLEASE DESCRIBE THE LEAVES. (size, shape, color, edges, texture)

PLEASE DESCRIBE THE FLOWERS OR SEED HEAD, IF ANY. (size, shape, color, etc.)

PLEASE DESCRIBE THE STEM OR STALK. (width, color, texture)

IF THE STEM HAS HAIRS, ARE THEY FINE OR COARSE?      

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

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Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
The Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Dept. of Agricultural Resources and the UMass Extension Agriculture and Landscape Program. This website was made possible, in part, by a Cooperative Agreement from the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). It may not necessarily express APHIS' views.