- Daucus carota is a biennial plant that is native to Europe and southwest Asia that grows to 3.3 ft. (1 m) in height.
- Leaves are pinnately divided and deeply dissected into narrow segments.
- The stem is coarsely hairy and, during flowering time, is topped with an umbel of small, white flowers. Sometimes there is a dark purple flower in the center of the umbel.
- Fruits are 0.12-0.16 in. (3-4 mm) long.
- Ecological Threat
- Daucus carota can be found in sun to partial shade along roadsides, old fields and waste places.
Daucus carota is a monocarpic perennial herb and a member of the parsley family (Umbelliferae, Fernald 1951; Ammiaceae, Rydberg 1971).
A similar umbellifer, Carum carvi (caraway), is distinguished from D. carota by small umbellets that are separate from each other; inconspicuous, narrow bracts below the umbel; ribbed seeds without bristles that give the odor of caraway when crushed; and glabrous leaves and flower stalks.
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
- Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
- East Central Florida CISMA
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council - Category 3
- Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.
- Illinois Invasive Plant List
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
- Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council - Significant Threat
- Michigan Noxious Weeds
- Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
- Missouri Department of Conservation,
- Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008
- New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, 2004
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- Ohio Noxious Weeds
- Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998
- South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council - Significant Threat
- Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council
- Washington Noxious Weeds
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
Other System LinksPlants: DACA6
NPDN Pest: PFFANBA
NPDN Host: 31793
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|