scorp3010's picture


Observed: 8th October 2011 By: scorp3010

I dug several of these up from what looks like, an old vegetable patch. Just wondering if it's edible?! I would have guessed some sort of artichoke, but not sure about all the side shoots????

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) interacts


spotted cat's picture

Any idea what the leaves were

Any idea what the leaves were like? Could you give us a photo of it with the earth washed off? As it is, it looks like a carrot to me, but it's difficult to tell from the photo.

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May be a domesticated parsnip.
The get ID jumped strait to Wild Parsnip.


ballybanebirdman's picture

Considering that it was dug

Considering that it was dug up from (probably) an old vegetable patch, it is much more likely to be domesticated parsnip than wild.

jw68's picture

the skin on it looks like a

the skin on it looks like a parsnip.ive grown quite a few parsnips and some of them have come out with side shoots which are all differant shapes and sizes.i had one that had the foliage and colour of a carrot but had taste and texture of a parsnip!