Pastinaca sativa

Wild Parsnip

Names and Myths

Pastinaca Latin pastino, to prepare the ground for planting of the vine.

sativa (sown)

Natural history / Folklore

Introduced and naturalized from europe. "Cultivated since Antiquity"32 Roots are best eaten after frost since freezing causes some starches to be changed into sugars.32

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May - October, Biennial, flowers in the second year. Small yellow flowers in flat topped umbles.Stem groved