How to Identify Wild Parsnip
- Grows up to 4 metres tall
- The single green stem is two to five centimetres thick and smooth with few hairs
- Compound leaves are arranged in pairs, with sharply toothed leaflets that are shaped like a mitten
- Yellowish green flowers form umbrella-shaped clusters 10 to 20 centimetres across Seeds are flat and round
What you can doIf spotted on city property: report this plant by calling 3-1-1 or with the on-line reporting form.
If spotted on private property: dig it up, cover yourself up and mow it down (before it flowers), or kill it chemically!