Wild parsnip is non-native and invasive plant that can result in serious burns if sap contacts skin that is exposed to sunlight.  Photo credit:  Michelle Wiesbrook, Illinois Extension

The plant world is filled with amazing feats of both helpful and harmful attributes when you consider all the ways that humans interact with our floral friends. Everything from disease treatments or cures, to irritating rashes and seasonal allergies, or even highly toxic compounds all come from plants.