Gardener Has Painful Encounter With Wild ParsnipWe have all heard the warnings to stay out of the poison ivy, and know the dangers if we do not. But there is a lesser-known plant in Minnesota that is potentially more painful and difficult to treat.
Wild Parsnip Spreading, Leaving Hikers Blistered & BurnedAlong Frontenac State Park's pristine grasses and wildflowers is an unwanted guest. It’s wild parsnip, an invasive species that threatens to spread across the state, leaving anyone who comes in contact with it dealing with pain surpassing any poison ivy encounter.

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