Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)
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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

(Wild Parsnip - 18a)  We are not completely sure what triggers the growth mechanism of plants, but from our observations with these wild parsnips and grapes, and other plants, it appears that when a plant begins to get over-shadowed, it seems to grow faster.  The wild parsnip grows above the grapes, and the grapes climb on top of the wild parsnips to get the maximum amount of sunlight.  And even though the wild parsnip is still quite short, it begins to bloom before the other non competing wild parsnips.  We have also observed this same response with other wild flowers that grow along the side of the road where they repeatedly get mowed down, as their flowers are almost on the ground.

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