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Is a parsley plant a young parsnip plant?
Asked in Swallowtail Butterflies
What plants does a black swallowtail eat?
Only caterpillars actually eat the leaves of the various plants; adult butterflies feed on nectar from various plant types. Caterpillars feed on varying members of the carrot family including parsnip (this butterfly is also sometimes called the parsnip swallowtail), Queen Anne's Lace, dill, parsley and others.
Asked in Parsley
Can you substitute parsnip for parsley when making chicken soup?
You would not want to make that substitution. The flavor of parsnip is totally different from that of parsley. The roots of vegetables carry the strongest flavor and the root of parsnip can be bitter. Many stores cut the root from the parsley before display, however if you ask the grocery clerk he will save a few bunches with root still attached for you. You may also use the stem of the parsley in your recipe by cutting and tying the bunch together with kitchen string as you would with a bouquet garni. Use this in the soup for flavor and remove the cooked bundle of stems prior to final preparation of the soup. Finely chop some of the leaves for extra flavor and color.
Asked in Parsley
Can I grow a parsley plant from dried parsley flakes?
No,the parsley that is dried comes from the leaves of the plant,but you need the seeds to grow new plants.The seed stalk comes up above the plant in an umbrella shape.Commercial parsley would never be allowed to grow to this stage anyway,so it would be impossible to grow new plants from any parsley leaves,dried or fresh.
What are some fruits and vegetables that begin with the letter P?
persimmon, pomegranates, pear, plum, pomelo, prickly pear, papaya, peas, pumpkin, polk, peanut (it's a vegi), parsnip, potato, parsley, prune, pepper, poblano parsnips · Parsley · Parsnips · Pea · Pearl Onion · Plum Purple Radish · Potato · Prairie Turnip Pomegranate, pear, peach, plum, pea, parsnip, pea...