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Giant Hogweed: Quiz


Question 1: It is further distinguished by a stout, dark reddish-purple stem and spotted ________ stalks that are hollow and produce sturdy bristles.
Flowering plantLeafPlantSeed

Question 2: Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum, also giant cow parsley) is a plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the ________ Region and Central Asia.
EuropeCaucasusGeorgia (country)Azerbaijan

Question 3: There is a song from Genesis in their 1971 album ________ called "The Return of the Giant Hogweed".
Nursery CrymeFoxtrot (album)Genesis LiveTrespass (album)

Question 4: [1] It was introduced in France in the 19th century by ________, much appreciated by beekeepers.

Question 5: It is equally a pernicious ________ in Germany, France and Belgium, overtaking the local species.
ExtinctionBiodiversityInvasive speciesIntroduced species

Question 6: The brown colour is caused by the production of ________ by furocoumarins.
Human skin colorRed hairMelaninDNA

Question 7: In ________, where this plant has become a real nuisance, there were about 16,000 victims in 2003 [reference needed].

Question 8: It ________ from late spring to mid summer, with numerous white flowers clustered in an umbrella-shaped head that is up to 80 cm (2.5 ft) in diameter across its flat top.
FruitSeedFlowering plantFlower

Question 9: These chemicals can get into the nucleus of the epithelial cells, forming a bond with the ________, causing the cells to die.

Question 10: The plant produces 1,500 to 100,000 flattened, 1 cm long, oval dry ________ that have a broadly rounded base and broad marginal ridges.
Flowering plantFruitSeedFlower


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