In 1847 we collected some wild parsnip seed from the top of the Cotteswolds, where this is among the most frequent of weeds.
Flowers of many of the Parsley Family, for example wild carrot, wild parsnip and caraway, are quite odd.
The wild parsnip is good for gravel, and for heartbeat there's nothing so good as dandelion.
The wild parsnip (Meacan-buidhe) is good for the gravel; and for heart-beat there's nothing so good as dandelion.
For the convulsions caused by wild parsnip there was the wonder-working yerba del pasmo.
On roadside banks, particularly in chalky districts, we may often meet with the wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa).