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Pastinaca sativa subsp. sativa

Common Name(s): Parsnip
Family: Apiaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Close relative of noxious weed:OH
Growing Days: 80 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=77° (F)    Opt.Max=70° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 31 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 23° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium texture
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Wild parsnip is a noxious weed in Ohio. Prefers deep soils with high fertility. Low salt tolerance.
Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora
Weed - , Food - vegetable
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated
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