BB and WP

The buds talk many things Wild Parsnip:

  • Why we call it “wild” and not “poison”
  • How to ID it
  • Common look-alikes
  • How it spreads
  • A locally evolved plant that may outcompete it
  • How to remove it;

while introducing the terms:

  • Phytophotodermatitis
  • Monocarpic perennial
  • Taproot
  • Bolt
  • Umbel inflorescence

Link to streamable audio file

Link to transcript

ID Resources

Wild parsnip

Removal Resources

Parsnip predator

Plants We Mention
Interesting reads 

A  love letter to goldenrod from Northern Woodlands Magazine

Another Northern Woodlands perspective on different perceptions of goldenrod

Parsnip control in Ontario (page 19 references aggressive native plants -- like goldenrod -- being able to outcompete parsnip)

 

 

  • wild parsnip flower from the side
    wild parsnip flower from the side
  • wild parsnip flower from above
    wild parsnip flower from above
  • wild parsnip stem
    wild parsnip stem
  • wild parsnip leaf
    wild parsnip leaf
  • wild parsnip basal rosette
    wild parsnip basal rosette
  • a person demonstrates a parsnip predator (a modified shovel)
    a person demonstrates a parsnip predator (a modified shovel)
  • Canada goldenrod flower
    Canada goldenrod flower
  • golden alexander flower and leaves
    golden alexander flower and leaves
  • cow parsnip flower
    cow parsnip flower