In response to my earlier post on Wild Parsnip, Wild Parsnip – Another Non-Native Look-Alike, I got an e-mail from Wild Ones friend Tim Lewis who reminded me about the Parsnip Predator. Tim wrote, “I have this tool and I use it to sever the roots of small trees, dig up some sturdy plants and to dig holes to put my nursery plants in the ground. A very useful tool!” Sounds like a good tool to have for use around the landscape.
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Last week I wrote about Goutweed and how it looks so much like Golden Alexander (Goutweed vs Golden Alexander). I wanted to follow that article with a post about Wild Parsnip, another non-native noxious weed that looks like Golden Alexander. There are several subtle differences, however. [Read more…]
A native of Europe and Asia, Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is blooming right now. Please be careful not to touch any part of it. If the toxic sap of the plant tissue touches your skin in the sunshine, you may be subject to a blistering rash equal to a third degree burn. This is called phytophotodermatitis and is terribly painful…and the scaring isn’t pretty either! [Read more…]
Reference Monday’s post on June is Invasives Species Month in Wisconsin. There are currently a total of 146 regulated terrestrial invasive species listed under Wisconsin’s NR 40 Rule. Although there are many species with which I wasn’t familiar, there were several I was surprised to not see listed. I found them under “non-regulated species,” which means they are on a watch list. [Read more…]