Return of the Giant Hogweed – Really!

Heracleum Mantegazziani! It’s not just a Genesis song. Those guys warned us about this back in the ’70’s, and here I thought it was just a fantasy story … like the rest of Nursery Cryme. It’s not! It’s invading New York state, and the story of how it escaped its native lands is exactly what Genesis said in their lyrics … “Fashionable country gentlemen had some cultivated wild gardens in which they innocently planted the Giant Hogweed throughout the land!”

Check out the links below, or enjoy the YouTube video of Genesis singing out their warning.

Huffington Post article about Giant Hogweeds.
Complete lyrics to “Return of the Giant Hogweed”


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