Wild Parsnips Edibility
Name: Lynda S. P.
Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2002
Are wild parsnips edible?
Wild parsnip - Pastinaca sativa - is, according to the Newcomb Wilflower
Guide, "the wild state of the cultivated parsnip." Does this mean it is
edible? I do not know. A caution: "under certain conditions the handling of
the foliage can cause severe dermatitis with some individuals." Swink and
Wilhelm, Plants of the Chicago Region.
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