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Floral development and chemical defense allocation in wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa).
In this pilot study, we quantified the effects of herbivory on the pollination ecology of webworm-infested wild parsnip by observing the number and duration of insect visits to webworm-infested inflorescences, as well as to inflorescences with simulated webworm damage.
Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a member of the carrot family (Apiaceae) which contains about 300 genera and more than 3,000 species, including carrots, parsley, cumin, dill, fennel, celery, Queen Anne's lace, poison hemlock, and their relatives.
But I've gotten poor results freezing wild parsnips and evening primrose roots--tough and stringy would be the best descriptors.
But the article on page 66 of the May/June issue about eating wild parsnips made me feel I had to write to you.
Pastinaca sativa or wild parsnip is one of the number of plants of the carrot family (including giant hogweed) which are capable of causing phytophotodermatitis, which is a ten-cent word for the painful burns you suffered.
Many rural folks, who know the wild parsnip only as a tenacious weed that cows don't eat and humans avoid, are shocked to hear that the plant is edible, while I am shocked that more people do not take advantage of this free produce.
And many are now prepared to pull on their walking boots and head out into the highways and byways with their basket in search of the wild cabbages that still grow on coastal cliffs or the wild parsnips that flourish on waste ground.
The researchers arrayed the caterpillars' food plants, wild parsnips, at five distances from the field, from 0.