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Meadow Parsnip Thaspium barbinode

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Meadow Parsnip:

Previously known as:

  • Thaspium chapmanii
Phonetic Spelling
THAS-pee-um bar-bin-OH-de
Description

Meadow-parsnip is a perennial wildflower in the carrot family native to central and eastern USA and all areas of NC. It is found in moist forested areas, and along streams and ponds and occasionally prairies in full sun to partial shade. Bloom time is in spring to early summer with light yellow flowers occurring in clusters that attract many pollinators. The compound leaves have parsley-like leaflets. It grows up to 6 feet tall and may start declining after blooming.

Meadow parsnip will tolerate dry to moist conditions and can be used in naturalized areas, pollinator gardens, along streams and ponds and native gardens.

 

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Tags:
#wildlife plant#forests#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal UPL#butterfly friendly#FACU Piedmont Mountains#pollinator garden#audubon#woodlands#black swallowtail butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#wildlife plant#forests#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal UPL#butterfly friendly#FACU Piedmont Mountains#pollinator garden#audubon#woodlands#black swallowtail butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thaspium
    Species:
    barbinode
    Family:
    Apiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern and central North America
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant supports Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) larvae which appear between April and October and have one to two flights in the north or three flights in the south. Adult Black Swallowtail butterflies feed on flower nectar from thistles, milkweed and red clover.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is 2-sectioned, oval-elliptic, slightly flattened and ridged with broad wings along most ridges. Displays from July to August
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    2-3 inch umbrels of light yellow flowers at the end of major stems. Blooms from April to June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Large compound leaves are alternate and tend to be near the base of the plant. 2-3 Leaflets have medium to large blunt teeth and are 1-2 inches long and .5- 1 inch across. A few smaller leaves up the stem.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Round
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Light green to reddish-purple stout stems with hairs at the stem branches. Otherwise smooth.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds