Plant ID forum: Wild Parsnip?

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Fleur569
Apr 30, 2016 1:34 PM CST
Could the image attached be a wild parsnip weed which just took over my pachysandra patch? Would appreciate a confirmation or correction of this new little monster in my yard. Thank you.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 30, 2016 1:58 PM CST
Its not wild parsnip. Maybe if you could add some more photos of the plant, we could Identify what it is. Also, please update your information so we know where you live. Not all 'weeds' occur in all places.

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Fleur569
Apr 30, 2016 2:15 PM CST
Thank you for the quick reply. I am in zone 5 (suburb of Chicago IL). Below are all the photos I had taken of the plant. I only came to the conclusion on my own after searching out leaf similarities from the internet. Appreciate your help. Thank you.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 30, 2016 7:24 PM CST
I agree that it's definitely not wild parsnip -- do the leaves have any particular odor?
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Fleur569
Apr 30, 2016 7:31 PM CST
Re: Odor, I didn't get close enough to sense any odor.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 30, 2016 9:26 PM CST

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Reminds me of Osmorhiza, although I can't see enough detail in the pictures to be certain of that.

Clayton's Sweetroot (Osmorhiza claytonii)

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Fleur569
May 1, 2016 11:39 AM CST
@KentPfeiffer
I had considered labeling this Clayton's Sweetroot (Osmorhiza claytonii), however after converting to a photocopy format from the original picture, and really blowing up the leaf size on a large computer screen, I didn't feel confident as to their similarities, so I continued to investigate and ran across the wild parsnip leaf. Attached are the photos for you to compare. Appreciate you taking the time to see what I'm dealing with.

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Thumb of 2016-05-01/Fleur569/030f47 Just found another good example of leaf structure and form for Claytons Sweetroot.

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