“Wild parsnips produce a sap, or plant juice, that can cause burns to the skin in the presence of sunlight. In some cases, the burns are like second-degree sunburns that can cause painful rashes and raised blisters.”
Wild, or Poison Parsnip looks like Queen Anne’s Lace but yellow. It is thick along Maurice Roberts Memorial Highway on the Bradford end and also along Route 5 south of town near Newton’s.
This author experienced the blistering effect after picking daisies in and among the parsnip and can testify to painful blisters the size of dimes up and down my forearm. Beware!