Be on lookout for wild parsnip

0 Pretty plants found throughout area can be toxic
July 22, 2015 at 9:22 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

Members of the Ministry of Natural Resources, as well as health officials, are warning people about the dangers of wild parsnip.WildParsnipWarning

The yellow plants can be found across the region growing in large patches beside the road, in pastures, and along fence lines.

Though they are pretty, the plants are dangerous and may cause burns, scarring, or possible blindness.

You are asked not to touch the plants, and to keep children and pets away from them. If you do touch them, it may release the sap which can cause severe burns and blisters in sunlight.

If you do find the plants, you are asked to report it to authorities, and you can do that online by clicking here.

For more information about the plant, including descriptions and side effects, please click here.

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