Pastinaca sativa subsp. sativa

Wild parsnip

source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2015
source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2015


GrinTax Pastinaca sativa subsp. sativa
The Plant list -
English name Wild parsnip

Crop relationship
Parsnip same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia W-Asia, Central-Siberia and China
Africa -
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia naturalized
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, November 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.0ya4x0
Distribution data GBIF, November 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.0ya4x0

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information