Days later, she had large, yellow blisters forming on her legs.
Experts say the sun when combined with sap can cause burn-like reactions.
"If your skin comes in contact with the sap or juice in the plant, your skin can develop almost a sunburn when your skin is out in the sun," Sarah Vose, who is with the Vermont Department of Health, told WPTZ.
What can you do if you come in contact with the plant?
First, Vose told WPTZ, wash your skin as soon as you can. Then stay out of the sun for a few days.
Murphy posted photos of what happened to her on social media in hopes of warning others and preventing them from having similar experiences.
According to the Department of Environmental Conservation in New York, the plants are about 5 feet tall with hollow, grooved stems. They have small, yellow flowers in clusters. The plant is considered invasive and is common in the U.S. and Canada.
CBS News reported that the plant is the most irritating while it has flowers.
Dangerous Plant That Causes Blindness, Third Degree Burns Found In Multiple States