Taxon  Report   6087    
Pastinaca sativa  L.
Garden parsnip,  Wild parsnip
Pastinaca sativa
© 2006 Jeff Abbas
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Pastinaca sativa
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Pastinaca sativa
© 2006 Jeff Abbas
Pastinaca sativa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Pastinaca sativa
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Pastinaca
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pastinaca sativa var. pratensis
More information about  Pastinaca sativa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).