Discovered it by accident having caused serious burn to my foot. Some of the growth a foot high, some newly growing on lawn. Its popping up everywhere. My garden is surrounded by fields here in Herefordshire uk. I'm worried for children and dogs safety. Need to mow lawn but then I'm exposing sap!! Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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the first is a vining plant with broad large heart shaped leaves smooth no thorns or hairs size of open adult woman hand, the other isn't poison ivy or Virginia creeper some stems have 3 leaves others 4 its not hemp either...also I have foxglove I didn't plant just showed up
the closest I can find is wild parsnip on the first one and the second one I keep thinking must be in the morning glory or wild grape family but I can't find a leaf that looks identical.
I suggest contacting your local extension agent who is familiar with the native plants and/or weeds in the area.
I am pulling weeds in my garden and want to make sure not mistake them for a weed.
This factsheet shows parsnip photos:
I dug out this patch and freed it from all stones, so it was a fine filth. But my parsnips didn't grow properly. What can I do?
This article should help:
Hi - I've read your articles on parsnips: very good. I've just bought a sack of Suttons organic extra. Could I add this to my soil now, instead of manure or compost? I hope to sow seen in a month's time, say in middle of April. Thanks in advancde, Liam
Yes, it will condition your soil.
i have loads of top growth but very small parsnips
No, the foliage and stems have a toxic quality that can cause dermatitis when sap is handled and internal problems if ingested. You can leave your parsnips in the ground over winter and harvest them in spring before new foliage emerges.