Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3041

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in NC Mountains & northward, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Pinnately or bipinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pastinaca sativa   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pastinaca sativa   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-35-001:
Pastinaca sativa   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Parsnip


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JK Marlow    jkm0507h_26

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0507h_27

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0507h_29

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0507i_06

July    Pocahontas County    WV

Tea Creek Recreation Area

Stem hollow or solid, ribbed, per Flora of China.

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Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org     bug_1552218

Month Unknown        

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John Cardina, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org     bug_1552221

Month Unknown        

Fruit broadly ellipsoid, glabrous, strongly flattened dorsally, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Pastinaca sativa

John Cardina, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org     bug_1558142

Month Unknown        

Umbels compound, terminal and lateral, rays 12-25, spreading-ascending, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5450891

Month Unknown        

A tall plant, up to 6', per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5450899

Month Unknown        

In the family Apiaceae, petioles are usually sheathing at their base, per Flora of China.

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5450902

Month Unknown        

Root rich in starch & sugar, used as food, animal fodder, and in wine making, per Flora of China.

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5450912

Month Unknown        

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Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org    bug_5524988

Month Unknown        

Leaves long-stalked and pinnately divided, the segments toothed thoughout, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.