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*Invasive Species*
Wild Parsnip,
  Pastinaca sativa

Wild Parsnap can be found along sunny roadsides, in abandoned fields and prairies. It is an aggressive plant and once established will spread rapidly growing up to 4 feet tall. The juice of wild parsnip can cause a rash, blistering and discoloration of the skin. Protective covering should be worn when dealing with this weed.

Wild Parsnip can be confused with Prairie Parsley (Polytaenia nuttallii), which is a native prairie species that is threatened in Wisconsin.

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Learn more at the Wisconsin DNR website: WDNR

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