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Pastinaca sativa

Pastinaca sativa L.

Pastinaca sativa L. var. pratensis Pers.

Parsnip, Wild Parsnip

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderApialesIncludes carrots, celery, parsley, and ivy
FamilyApiaceaeCarrot or parsley family, also includes angelica, anise, caraway, celery, chervil, cicely, coriander/cilantro, cumin, dill, fennel, hemlock, lovage, Queen Anne’s Lace, parsnip
GenusPastinacaOne source says from the Latin pastino, “ to prepare the ground for planting,” while another says from the Latin pastus, “food.” This was the ancient name of the parsnip and may give a clue as to the origin of the Italian word pasta
SpeciessativaMeans “that which is sown,” indicating the plant is a cultivated one

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Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

7/15/2012 · Slipway Restaurant, Thomaston, ME
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

7/15/2012 · Slipway Restaurant, Thomaston, ME
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain

Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

7/15/2012 · Slipway Restaurant, Thomaston, ME
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

7/15/2012 · Slipway Restaurant, Thomaston, ME
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm) ID is uncertain

Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 4½ × 7" (12 × 18 cm)

Pastinaca sativa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 24 Jul 2017.

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Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 4 × 2½" (10 × 6.7 cm)

Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

7/19/2017 · WV
≈ 4½ × 2½" (11 × 7.3 cm)

Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

7/19/2017 · WV

Pastinaca sativa (Parsnip, Wild Parsnip)

Seeds from a cultivar. · 7/7/2017 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME

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