Nasty stuff: Wild parsnip will chemically react with sunshine to leave sever blistering burns on your skin. Learn to recognize it in all life stages. Kill it with broadleaf killers or pull out the entire root (be careful). Remove and trash seed-heads to stop the spread of this invasive weed.

Nasty stuff: Wild parsnip will chemically react with sunshine to leave sever blistering burns on your skin. Learn to recognize it in all life stages. Kill it with broadleaf killers or pull out the entire root (be careful). Remove and trash seed-heads to stop the spread of this invasive weed.

Parsnip Burn - My Worst Gardening Mistake: My encounter with phytophotodermatitis (PPD) after a morning in the garden. Learn what it is and how to avoid it and treat it it needed.

My Worst Gardening Mistake - Parsnip Burn AKA Phytophotodermatitis

Parsnip Burn - My Worst Gardening Mistake: My encounter with phytophotodermatitis (PPD) after a morning in the garden. Learn what it is and how to avoid it and treat it it needed.

Parsnip Burn - my encounter with phytophotodermatitis (PPD) after a morning in the garden. Learn what it is and how to avoid it and treat it if needed.

My Worst Gardening Mistake - Parsnip Burn AKA Phytophotodermatitis

Parsnip Burn - my encounter with phytophotodermatitis (PPD) after a morning in the garden. Learn what it is and how to avoid it and treat it if needed.

Wild Parsnip burns! Worse than Poison Ivy? That’s right. Did you know you can get third-degree burns from a weed that’s commonly found in most gardens across America?

Wild Parsnip burns! Worse than Poison Ivy? That’s right. Did you know you can get third-degree burns from a weed that’s commonly found in most gardens across America?

Parsnip Burn - my encounter with phytophotodermatitis (PPD) after a morning in the garden. Learn what it is and how to avoid it and treat it it needed.

My Worst Gardening Mistake - Parsnip Burn AKA Phytophotodermatitis

Parsnip Burn - my encounter with phytophotodermatitis (PPD) after a morning in the garden. Learn what it is and how to avoid it and treat it it needed.

Wild Parsnip (roots editable) BUT the plant produces a compound in its leaves, stems, flowers and fruits that causes intense, localized burning, rash, severe blistering from the sap and discoloration on contact with the skin on sunny days. This reaction is not brought on by contact with the foliage of the plant, only by contact with the sap. BE CAREFUL!!

Wild Parsnip (roots editable) BUT the plant produces a compound in its leaves, stems, flowers and fruits that causes intense, localized burning, rash, severe blistering from the sap and discoloration on contact with the skin on sunny days. This reaction is not brought on by contact with the foliage of the plant, only by contact with the sap. BE CAREFUL!!

DANGER!! The plant is commonly known as Giant Hogweed, (Heracleum Mantegazzianum), but you might know it as cartwheel-flower, giant cow parsnip, cow parsley, hogsbane, wild parsnip or wild rhurbarb, but this plant is no friend. Be aware this plant is in the USA and IS spreading rapidly.

Dangerous Plants in your Backyard

DANGER!! The plant is commonly known as Giant Hogweed, (Heracleum Mantegazzianum), but you might know it as cartwheel-flower, giant cow parsnip, cow parsley, hogsbane, wild parsnip or wild rhurbarb, but this plant is no friend. Be aware this plant is in the USA and IS spreading rapidly.

Wild parsnip looks very similar to a dill plant or Queen Anne`s lace but can cause a painful rash that eats away at your skin.

Poisonous Plant Can Burn Your Skin

Wild parsnip looks very similar to a dill plant or Queen Anne`s lace but can cause a painful rash that eats away at your skin.

Wild parsnip - poisonous.  Causes blisters and burning.

Wild parsnip - poisonous. Causes blisters and burning.

© David J. Eagan Wild parsnip can burn and blister skin

© David J. Eagan Wild parsnip can burn and blister skin

Pastinaca sativa (Wild Parsnip): does not have purple spots on the stem. Another noxious invasive plant, this one descended from domesticated parsnip with an edible root. Like giant hogweed, wild parsnip can cause severe blistering and swelling when the sap contacts human or animal skin and is exposed to sunlight. USE CAUTION and wear protective clothing if walking through or handling wild parsnip to prevent these chemical burns.

Pastinaca sativa (Wild Parsnip): does not have purple spots on the stem. Another noxious invasive plant, this one descended from domesticated parsnip with an edible root. Like giant hogweed, wild parsnip can cause severe blistering and swelling when the sap contacts human or animal skin and is exposed to sunlight. USE CAUTION and wear protective clothing if walking through or handling wild parsnip to prevent these chemical burns.

Parsnip burn, Phytophotodermatitis (PPD) - what PPD is, how wild parsnip (looks like "wildflowers, dill or Queen Anne's Lace") and other plants can cause it, and a recipe for a soothing Comfrey and Lavender Salve.

My Worst Gardening Mistake - Parsnip Burn AKA Phytophotodermatitis

Parsnip burn, Phytophotodermatitis (PPD) - what PPD is, how wild parsnip (looks like "wildflowers, dill or Queen Anne's Lace") and other plants can cause it, and a recipe for a soothing Comfrey and Lavender Salve.

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