Pastinaca sativa


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Pastinaca sativa

the domestic parsnip; causes dermatitis, probably primary photosensitization, due to furanocoumarin produced in response to the fungus Ceratocystis fimbriata growing on the plant.
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The impact of floral herbivory by parsnip webworm (Oecophoridae: Depressaria pastinacella Duponchel) on pollination and fitness of wild parsnip (Apiaceae: Pastinaca sativa L.
Artificial defloration and furanocomnarin induction in Pastinaca sativa (Umbelliferae).
Pastinaca sativa or wild parsnip is one of the number of plants of the carrot family (including giant hogweed) which are capable of causing phytophotodermatitis, which is a ten-cent word for the painful burns you suffered.