By: musicianonskis

Sep 11 2019

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Category: Gatineau Park

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Is this some Wild Parsnip RIGHT BESIDE the sign, and overhanging the trail? If so, it’s very educational, but do be careful not to brush against it – trail 53, not too far from P17.

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Barbara Lapointe
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Barbara Lapointe

Yes, that dried stuff is wild parsnip… All those seeds ready to spawn more plants… I’m not sure the dried plants would cause a problem if touched. It’s the juice that causes very itchy blisters which, if scratched, will readily spread. I had scars on the backs of my legs for years from the dose I picked up as a child.