- ANPC Rank –
- Moss, Flora of Alberta – Occasional
- Global Invasive Species Database – No
- NatureServe Rank – Low
- Haber, Upland – No
- Haber, Wetland – No
- CWF, Status & Invasive Range – Low, BC
- Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
- The Nature Conservancy – Yes, w/ ESA
- CBCN – No
- AB Weed – No
Not reported as a problem in Alberta, but does occur here and is a problem in the US. Other plants in the same family appear quite similar.
 Link to Wikipedia, Pastinaca sativa - "...The parsnip is native to Eurasia. It has been used as a vegetable since antiquity and was cultivated by the Romans, although there is some confusion in the literature of the time between parsnips and carrots. It was used as a sweetener before the arrival in Europe of cane sugar. It was introduced into the United States in the nineteenth century..."
Link to USDA Plants profile for Pastinaca sativa L., wild parsnip
Link to Bugwood profile for Pastinaca_sativa - "...Found in open places along roadsides and in waste places throughout the northern United States and Canada, from British Columbia to California and Vermont south to Florida. It endures a wide range of edaphic conditions, usually dry to mesic soils, but occasionally will be found in wet meadows. Grows best on calcareous, alkaline soils..."