Pretty Poison

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It is hard to believe that something so pretty can be so poisonous.

Along many roads in Ontario, wild parsnip grows abundantly.  We’ve warned the children about it, reminded ourselves to keep an eye out when we walk among plants.  Now, these golden weeds are drying out for fall.  Their starburst-like shape makes for pretty pictures, and I can’t resist photographing them (although you can be sure I keep my distance!).

These are flowers I won’t be picking.