Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wildflowers of Ainsworth: Wild Parsnip

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These are all over the place. In fact, they are considered an invasive species. Supposedly the roots are edible, but I'm not going to try it. And according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, "Wild parsnip can cause phytophotodermatitis to the skin. If the plant juices come in contact with skin in the presence of sunlight, a rash and/or blistering can occur, as well as skin discoloration that may last several months."


I'm back on Summer Posting Time and I'm going to try to stick to it!

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