What plant is that?

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April 2021 Mystery PlantApril 2021 Mystery Plant leavesApril 2021 Mystery Plant stem with petioleApril 2021 Mystery Plant flowersApril 2021 Mystery Plant seeds
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Top row center and right:© Katy Chayka, via Minnesota Wildflowers,
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Bottom row left: Patrick J. Alexander, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Bottom row right:© Katy Chayka, via Minnesota Wildflowers, https://www.minnesotawildflowers.inf

April’s mystery plant is an invasive biennial/perennial from Eurasia. While not fussy about soil types, it prefers sunny well-drained meadows and disturbed sites.  The plant can reach 4 feet in height with alternate, pinnately divided, and coarsely toothed leaves. The leaves have a long petiole that encircles the stem at the nodes and are yellowish-green in color. The yellow, 5-petaled flowers are small and grow in umbels that are 4” to 8” in diameter.  Each fruit contains two seeds.  

Warning: contact with the sap of this plant can cause a sensitivity to sunlight and result in a burn-like dermatitis.

It’s. . .

Botanical Name:
 
Pastinaca sativa
Common Name:
  Wild Parsnip
Family:
  Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
Habitat:
  Sunny, well drained soils