Poison Parsnip Management 101

Wild (or Poison) Parsnip is a non-native plant that escaped cultivation and now grows wild in Vermont and New York, mainly along roadsides and in fields. Wild Parsnip contains a sap that can cause burns, painful rashes, and blisters on sun-exposed skin. The good news is that this parsnip is a biennial and if you stop new seeds, the existing plants die at the end of the second summer. Stop the seeds, and the parsnip is eliminated.

Download our easy-to-understand guide to controlling parsnip.

For more information, or to discuss the best strategy for controlling parsnip on your property, give us a call at 802-862-4150.

Field of parsnip in front of red granery building