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Wild Parsnip
Wild Parsnip
Pastinaca sativa

Alien Wildflower

Common along roads and wasteplaces

Wild Parsnip


Soil Type: - poor
Soil ph: Neutral
Water: - Dry - moist
Light: - Full sun - Partial shade


Height: - 2 - 5 ft.
Time of bloom: - June - Sept
Flower colors: - Yellow

contact with leaves on wet or sweaty skin can cause Phytophotodermatitis.
plant-derived phototoxic substances + sunlight = rashes
Symptoms are like those of Posion Ivy and affected skin areas may stay reddened for months.

Wild Parsnip - flower and foliage