pastinaca sativa

The Botanical Dermatology Database: How to Find Out About Plant-Caused Skin Problems

– Posted in: Pests, Plagues, and Varmints, Plant info, Recommended Links

If you have a rash or other skin problem that you think might be plant related, trying using the search engine at the Botanical Dermatology Database. I checked out my family's old enemy Pastinaca sativa (aka wild parsnip), and learned a few things. First of all, wild parsnip and cultivated parsnip are the same thing, [...]

Public Enemy Number One

– Posted in: Pests, Plagues, and Varmints

As you can imagine, when a garden is neglected for a significant length of time, some of the weeds take on gigantic proportions. Especially on a psychological level, it helps quite a bit to pull these up all over the garden, before concentrating on any particular area. They take up so much space that the [...]