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The Asian pepperweed is spreading like wildfire on Long Island, ruining all the pristine ecosystems in its path. (Photo: CBS 2)

‘Harry Potter’-like Weed Growing Amok On Long Island, Destroying Ecosystem

A dangerous plant from Asia is attacking parts of Long Island’s most pristine waterways. The perennial pepperweed has infested a treasured North Shore beach park, threatening birds and fish.

02/28/2013

File photo of a giant hogweed plant (credit: AP)

NY DEC Warns That Giant Hogweed Plant Could Cause Blisters, Blindness

New York State environmental officials are trying to nip a huge, dangerous plant in the bud.

07/05/2011