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Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)
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Family: Apiaceae (Parsley)
Height: 2 to 5 ft.
Blooms: May to October
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 0.2 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Montour Trail
Notes: Note the grooved stem.
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- Golden Alexander
Wild parsnip is substantially taller, and has 5 to 15 sessile (stemless) leaflets and a deeply grooved stem.
- Queen Anne's Lace
Wild parsnip is always yellow, while Queen Anne's lace is normally white (though rarely pink).
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.