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!!
An invasive plant that, if touched, can cause a rash and blistering has become common in rural areas of the Chippewa Valley and is invading La Crosse city limits.s presence in west-central Wisconsin has exploded in recent
Three Rivers Park District (TRPD) is partnering with Carver County Environmental Services and Carver County Public Works to tackle an invasive plant with human health concerns, Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa).