Teen Covered In Severe Burns After Tangle With 'Plant From Hell'
A Virginia teen could take up to two years to recover fully from severe burns he got from an encounter with a dangerous invasive plant this week. Alex Childress, 17, was doing landscaping work near Fredericksburg when he chopped down a large weed, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. When doing so, the plant brushed against his face and arm. Unbeknownst to Alex, the plant was giant hogweed, a weed sometimes called the “plant from hell.”