Although home gardens of beautiful and attractive flowers and vegetables, they are often home to weeds as well. These invasive plants are not only unsightly, but some varieties can cause skin rashes. Knowledge lead some of the common garden weed cause rashes the best way to avoid problems.
The cotton bush (Gomphocarpus fruticosus) is an evergreen shrub exhibiting narrow leaves and white, tubular flowers. The fruit is covered with green balloon like spines, and the seeds have a tuft of hair. All parts of this weed are poisonous, and the seedlings are often toxic than the mature version of the system. If avoid weeding, you can cause the juice, the skin rashes. The other parts of the plant can stomach upset.
Pellitory / Asthma Weed
The pellitory, also known as asthma weed (Parietaria judaica) is identified for several years by the fine hairs on its stems and leaves. The reddish stems and the leaves are green and lance-shaped. It has small, greenish flowers. The pollen causes allergic reactions, and the hair can stick to clothing, which often leads to skin irritation, sometimes can be very severe. The plant also causes asthma, conjunctivitis and rhinitis.
Most gardeners are familiar with this garden weed that can cause a well deserved reputation for its ability to painful and itchy rashes. There are several related species of nettle, including the giant and dwarf scrub. It seems as perennial with oval or lance-shaped leaves with serrated edges. It also has hairy leaves and clusters of tiny flowers. The pollen causes hay fever, while adhering to the skin and hair a painful irritation and skin rashes.
The giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is one of the strongest garden weed you are likely to encounter, and is listed by the federal government as a noxious weed. The juice, when combined with moisture and sunlight causes severe skin irritation and blistering, scarring and even blindness. It grows in a number of states from New York to Pennsylvania and as far west as the Pacific coast, especially Washington and Oregon. It usually appears as a very tall plant, 12 meters or more, with leaves that can grow up to 5 meters wide. If you think you may have touched on this plant, contact your doctor immediately.