The wild parsnip is getting no love in Madison.
Lawmakers in Madison are considering a plan today that would spend a couple hundred thousand-dollars on grants to eliminate the plant across the state. The DNR says wild parsnip is a growing problem along roadways, in abandoned fields, and in prairies across Wisconsin. It is an invasive species, and can cause sun-sensitive blisters for people who touch the plant. The proposal up for a hearing today would spend 200 thousand-dollars in the next state budget to target and eliminate wild parsnip plants.