Learn, Participate, Conserve
We visited one of our favorite stands of cow parsnip today while collecting data for our Rash Plants app. This is a seriously cool looking plant, but don't touch it! If the sap gets on any part of your skin, then sunlight shines on the area, you can come down with a nasty case of phytophotodermatitis, which is a chemical reaction that makes skin hypersensitive to sunlight. Exposure will most likely cause severe burns and leave a nasty scar. Admire this one from a distance! This plant is often confused with its close relative, giant hogweed.