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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: AJE] #7281573
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Wild parsnip grew on the Aleutian Islands. It had the white flowers. I would guess it was on every island. I was on about 20 different islands and it was on all them. I was on two island with cattle that were grazed off pretty bad, but I don't remember the cattle eating it. We called it "Pushki", I have heard the natives ate it, leaves and pealed stock raw before it blooms. I never played with it. This makes me think it has been there for quite some time. Pushki flower in burial cave. Note how it has turned green over time.
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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: AJE] #7281599
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Originally Posted by AJE
Now I seem to have giant hogweed on my ditchline. I think I took care of it today, but it'll be back because my neighbor does nothing to it. What do you think is worse: wild parsnip or giant hogweed?

https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Invasives/fact/GiantHogweed.html

I think it goes Wild Parsnip, poison hemlock and hogweed for toxicity. So just avoid anything that looks like queen Anne's lace if you're not sure what it is. Even cow parsnip could cause some irritation to some people

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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: AJE] #7281607
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It seems like the townships around here want to spread it. They wait until the seeds are mature and then go through with the rotary mower and drag the seeds down the road a little farther. I would think that an old fashioned sickle mower, before it seeds, out would be a better choice.


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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: JD Nichols] #7281625
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Originally Posted by JD Nichols
It seems like the townships around here want to spread it. They wait until the seeds are mature and then go through with the rotary mower and drag the seeds down the road a little farther. I would think that an old fashioned sickle mower, before it seeds, out would be a better choice.

You're right JD.
It's really frustrating because I am super vigilant about eradicating it on my ditchline (I actually even treat the ditch for 3 of my next door neighbors annually), yet some of my neighbors don't give a hoot & the township spreads it like you mention.
It woulda been funny if you drove by tonight when I was out nipping the hogweed heads into a garbage can. Some probably thought I was crazy, but you would've known what I was up to. For the wild parsnip, I use brush grade Roundup around the 3rd week of June every year.
I've been monitoring the hogweed close the past couple days & it was noticeably starting to mature in just the past 24 hours, so I left work early today and hit it in what I think was just in time.
I wore disposable gloves, didn't come in contact with it, & took a thorough shower. I appear to be ok.
I wonder what it will take to get people around here to learn & realize that 'do nothing' is a bad approach to property management.

Thanks Sniper. That is good advice.

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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: JD Nichols] #7281662
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Originally Posted by JD Nichols
It seems like the townships around here want to spread it. They wait until the seeds are mature and then go through with the rotary mower and drag the seeds down the road a little farther. I would think that an old fashioned sickle mower, before it seeds, out would be a better choice.

You hit the nail on the head. It's all up and down the road here because of the state,county, town and villages doing just that. Also a few other invasive plants. We call the one "flag" and it drives out and takes over cattails and the other is purple loosestrife (spelling?) that does the same thing


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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: AJE] #7282169
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While eradicating Giant Hogweed last night, I nipped a few wild parsnip plants. It wasn't windy, I didn't touch it, I had disposable gloves on, and I took a thorough shower 30 minutes after I started. No problems. I'm not sure I'd reccommend that approach, but it saved on Roundup & seemed to work. I might try it again in spots where the parsnip isn't a total infestation. We had a guy at work get tangled up in it once weed wacking, and the outcome was ugly...so I have a lot of respect for this nasty stuff and I approach it as if I am playing with fire.

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Its just starting to flower here and it looks like it's going to be a bumper crop

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Update: what I thought was giant hogweed I am now thinking actually is cow parsnip. It's a doozy trying to ID some of the stuff present now that I didn't see 15 years ago.


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It's that time of year again. I sprayed my wild parsnip the other night.


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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: AJE] #7610789
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Is there a difference between wild parsnip and common parsnip In the garden? I can't see one looking at pictures.

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I don't know anything about garden parsnip.


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Got rid of mine by mowing early took 3 years


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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: AJE] #7618977
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I'm fortunate that I don't have any of these invasives in my ditch.
I did burn my ditch in early spring. I haven't found any info on how burning affects these things.

I do use the cut stump treatment on all sorts of other things like Burr dock and Canada and musk thistles. Works real well and uses a min. of herbicide while not hurting other stuff thats growing in the area.

Spraying an area with herbicide kills everything and leaves an easy area for invasives to get a foothold. Best to target what you want to get rid of directly and minimize collateral damage.

Have any of you tried cut stump on plants before they flower?

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We got it going on here in Sothern Indiana, along with Poison Hemlock. When I was a kid , I never saw it growing along the road or creeks.

Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: Woodsloafer72] #7619027
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Originally Posted by Woodsloafer72
Is there a difference between wild parsnip and common parsnip In the garden? I can't see one looking at pictures.



white heads is cow parsnip the North american native variety the yellow the invasive

both can actually burn you

both are part of the carrot family here is a pdf from the WI DNR explaining a little and identifying

https://www.co.wood.wi.us/Departments/LandConservation/Brochures/WildParsnipLook-A-Likes.pdf


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Re: Wild Parsnip [Re: Dirty D] #7619034
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Originally Posted by Dirty D
Have any of you tried cut stump on plants before they flower?

Wild parsnip is native here and behaves well, but I've been battling the invasive giant hogweed (Heracleum sosnowskyi) for a few years now. There's a "runaway" population spreading here, mosty along trails and dirt roads. Unlike the wild parsnip, they live for several years, and aren't very sensitive to glyphosate, especially where there's total infestation. The same concentration kills the invasive Canadian goldenrod easily. I remove all plants where there are few of them, by cutting them below the growth point with a knife or a small spade. Where the soil is soft, it's possible to just pull out whole young plants. Where there are too many of them, I only destroy the old flowering plants in the last year of their last cycle. I chop the flower heads off with a big knife or a machete, and also chop the stalk up into several sections. If you don't chop up the stalk, it seals itself and has enough energy to produce flowers and seeds autonomously, especially in wet weather, because even green seeds germinate well. I also remove the bud at the base of the lowest leaf because it often sprouts after the stalk is removed, and manages to produce some flowers and seeds until the snow.

I also only handle the plants at dusk or on overcast days, to avoid burns, and carry some water with me to wash away the juice when it sprays. I've also learned that the best way to treat furanocumarin burns is with antibiotic powder, such as Baneocin, it works much better than most ointments and keeps the scalds dry.

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Originally Posted by Dirty D


Spraying an area with herbicide kills everything and leaves an easy area for invasives to get a foothold. Best to target what you want to get rid of directly and minimize collateral damage.


Excellent point.
Ps. What herbicide do you use to cut stump treat burdock?


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Originally Posted by Tatiana
Originally Posted by Dirty D
Have any of you tried cut stump on plants before they flower?

Wild parsnip is native here and behaves well, but I've been battling the invasive giant hogweed (Heracleum sosnowskyi) for a few years now. There's a "runaway" population spreading here, mosty along trails and dirt roads. Unlike the wild parsnip, they live for several years, and aren't very sensitive to glyphosate, especially where there's total infestation. The same concentration kills the invasive Canadian goldenrod easily. I remove all plants where there are few of them, by cutting them below the growth point with a knife or a small spade. Where the soil is soft, it's possible to just pull out whole young plants. Where there are too many of them, I only destroy the old flowering plants in the last year of their last cycle. I chop the flower heads off with a big knife or a machete, and also chop the stalk up into several sections. If you don't chop up the stalk, it seals itself and has enough energy to produce flowers and seeds autonomously, especially in wet weather, because even green seeds germinate well. I also remove the bud at the base of the lowest leaf because it often sprouts after the stalk is removed, and manages to produce some flowers and seeds until the snow.

I also only handle the plants at dusk or on overcast days, to avoid burns, and carry some water with me to wash away the juice when it sprays. I've also learned that the best way to treat furanocumarin burns is with antibiotic powder, such as Baneocin, it works much better than most ointments and keeps the scalds dry.

Here's a pic from last night:
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People get the two plants confused.
Wild parsnips have yellow blooms . and are 4-10 times smaller than the giant hog weed !
You leave parsnips in your garden , and the next year they produce seeds .
Garden parsnips have yellow flowers also .

I've grown them and really like frying the roots with butter after parboiling them .
They're good in soups also .
The gaint hog weed is the one that causes the problems .

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Originally Posted by Ohio Wolverine
I've grown them and really like frying the roots with butter after parboiling them .
They're good in soups also .


Parsnip used to be a very popular vegetable here a few decades ago, especially in soups, but it's rarely grown anymore for some reason. I don't see any at the markets anymore, only see the wild-growing variety. Unlike the invasive hogweed, it never forms monodominant patches, just grows scattered among other forbs.

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I have mowed some for the DNR here in Lafayette county, BUT, they wont let me start untill after July1, nesting season. which is too late to do any good, I think.

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