It's a toss up whether you should be worried about plants here in Michigan. On one hand, half the year the ground is cold and frozen, but for just a few months there, it gets hot enough for things to grow.

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Do you know what the most poisonous plant in Michigan is?

Danger Weeds In Michigan

Michigan has a few plants that you should avoid. Before we get to the most poisonous plant here in Michigan, lets talk about a few others we have in the state.

Poison Ivy

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A very typical and common plant you should avoid here in Michigan.

Poison Oak

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Similar to poison ivy, you will find this plant fairly common here in Michigan.

Wild Parsnip

 

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This plant here is fairly toxic, in fact the sap from it, can give you phytophotodermatitis. In English, it will cause an irritable blister and make you more sensitive to the suns rays.

Poisonous Hemlock

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This isn't the most dangerous plant here in Michigan, but it does rank up there. If you were to touch this plant without the proper protections, you could experience dizziness, trembling, paralysis, and even death in some cases.

Michigan's Most Dangerous Plant

We've made it to that point in the list, and probably what you've been waiting for, but you definitely don't' want a run-in with this plant.

Giant Hogweed

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While it made the list and is the most dangerous plant here in Michigan, you don't have a ton to worry about. Very luckily, the plant isn't very common here in Michigan. However, you couldn't mistake it if you saw it.

Giant hogweed can grow up to 8-12 feet tall and has huge flower heads.

Similar to poisonous hemlock, this plant could cause phytophotodermatitis top of that, it could cause permanent or temporary blindness if the plant comes into contact with your eyes.

This plant is actually illegal to sell or transport, so it is best to avoid it if possible.

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