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The parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a root vegetable.
The plant is closely related to carrot and parsley; all belong to the family Apiaceae. Its long, tuberous root has cream-colored skin and flesh. Left in the ground to mature, it becomes sweeter in flavor after winter frosts.
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Previous-year growth of wild parsnip as seen in the spring. Invasive specimen photographed in Ottawa, Ontario.
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