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Name: Lynda S. P.
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Age: 50s
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Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2002


Question:
Are wild parsnips edible?


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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.

J. Elliott



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