Wild parsnip, Trachymene incisa, is a perennial herb native to eastern Australia growing in sclerophyll forest and cleared areas, with a preferences for sandy soils and rock crevices.
Wild parsnip is 80 cm high with thick perennial rootstock and is sparsely hairy to almost hairless. The leaves mostly emerge form the base of the plant, and are deeply 3–5-lobed to dissected, 1.4–6.5 cm long and 1.5–8 cm wide, with petioles to 13 cm long. Flowers are produced in umbels. Petals 0.9–2.2 mm long, white or rarely pink. Fruit broad ovate, 2.4–3.6 mm long, and brown.