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Taxon: Pastinaca sativa L. subsp. sativa

Genus: Pastinaca
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
Subfamily: Apioideae
Tribe: Tordylieae
Subtribe: Tordyliinae
Nomen number: 406685
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 31-Oct-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (9 active, 8 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable
  • Medicines:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult.)


  1. Averill, K. M. & A. DiTommaso. 2007. Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa): A troublesome species of increasing concern. Weed Technol. 21:279-287.
  2. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  3. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  4. Jogesh, T. et al. 2015. Patterns of genetic diversity in the globally invasive species wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa). Invasive Pl. Sci. Managm. 8:415-429.
  5. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  6. Logacheva, M. D. et al. 2008. ITS phylogeny of West Asian Heracleum species and related taxa of Umbelliferae-Tordylieae W. D. J. Koch, with notes on evolution of their psbA-trnH sequences. Pl. Syst. Evol. 270:139-157. Note: this study cited only at the species level
  7. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  9. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  10. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.

Check other web resources for Pastinaca sativa L. subsp. sativa :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=406685. Accessed 3 August 2020.