Unknown garden plant identification

Asked August 18, 2020, 8:53 PM EDT

From a friends garden. What is this plant and is it edible?

Ionia County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

This plant definitely looks like it is in the carrot family (Apiaceae). It is hard to identify members of this family down to species without flowers.

I would not eat it personally. While there are members of this family that are edible (carrots, parsley), there are others that are harmful (wild parnsip, poison hemlock).

Sorry I can't be more specific!