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Light Requirements: full sun/part shade

Soil Moisture: medium wet/wet

Bloom Color: white

Height: 4 ft. 

Deer Resistant? Yes

Black Walnut tolerant?

Water Parsnip (Sium suave)

  • I'm a water loving plant that is a relative of the carrot. 

    I'm edible, but because of the similar looking toxic species such as the non-native and deadly, Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) and another non-native wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) which causes skin rashes, burns and blisters, please be safe and don't eat me. But please plant me as I am a beautiful native and an important member of our local ecosytems. 

    I work well in rain gardens. 

    I attract pollinators and am the larval host for the black swallowtail butterfly. 

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