Wild parsnip posing risks in the region

By Alyson Queen, The Review, June 21, 2018

Are the fields and highways looking a little more yellow these days? Those are likely wild parsnip plants starting to bloom and they are more than a little concerning for officials in eastern Ontario.

Similar to another invasive species-giant hogweed, wild parsnip is on a sharp rise in the region and it is spreading into other parts of the province.

Wild parsnip, formally known as Pastinaca sativa, was added to Ontario’s list of noxious weeds of the Weed Control Act in 2015.


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