Poison Parsnip?

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  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Has anyone ever had this is photosensitive and it forms huge blisters. I thought I was careful about washing and putting sunscreen on after I went through it but I have it on one of my arms and a leg. Has anyone ever had it. I think it has other names but its in the parsnip family.

    Henry
     
  2. HyLinda

    HyLinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's called wild parsnip - if you get any of the sap on you and expose it to the sun, it will blister. It looks like queen anne's lace with a yellow flower - it is an invasive species. [​IMG]
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep thats the one its terrible all over the sides of the roads here in upstate NY. I was working on a farm and was fencing and ended up walking through a whole patch of it and getting the sap on my arm and legs. I should have been wearing long pants oh well lesson learned! I did wash as much as I could.

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  4. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Been there, diced some up with a weedeater once.
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is also another plant with similar leaves and flowers called giant hogweed that likes it a little wetter. Poison parsnip is more common and generally grows along the road. Hogweed flowers are white and parsnip are yellow. Both can be nasty--if you get the sap on you wash it off immediately. BTW, poison parsnip is sometimes called hogweed but this is a misnomer.
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    double post, sorry:(
     
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