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Wild parsnip

Observed: 2nd June 2011 By: PerdikaPerdika’s reputation in PlantsPerdika’s reputation in PlantsPerdika’s reputation in PlantsPerdika’s reputation in Plants
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This has arrived in our back garden, and looks as though it would like to take over. It is now four feet tall. It smells rather pleasant, and insects love it - is it edible, I wonder?

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Species with which Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) interacts


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some use

The root is small,hard and described as not fit to be eaten,the roots were used by Iris farmers with hops and fermented to make a type of beer.The oil in the seeds was used to cure fever.So unless you want to go back to the 16th century,it does not have any use,but at least the insect's like it and I bet the bird's will eat the seed's