[Market-farming] parsnips words of caution

lucy Owsley boulderbelt at voyager.net
Wed Aug 20 08:27:56 EDT 2008

I wonder if parsnips are related to Hogweed, a non-native species  
from Europe that looks like queen Anne's lace on major steroids-the  
plants can get 10' high and the roots go down a minimum of 4' and  
usually 10'+. If you get the sap of this stuff on your skin it causes  
2nd degree burns if exposed to sunlight within 24 hours of exposure  
to the sap.

Lucy Goodman	
Boulder Belt Eco-Farm
Eaton, OH

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