Parsnips are unfamiliar to many Americans, but they look similar to carrots.
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Parsnips are biennials that are grown as annuals. These vegetables belong to the same family as celery, carrots, and parsley. A rosette of celery-like leaves grows from the top of the whitish, fleshy root.
Common Names: Parsnip
Scientific Name: Pastinaca sativa
Hardiness: Hardy (may survive first frost)
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