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Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot
Daucus carota L.

Overview

Appearance
Daucus carota is a biennial plant that is native to Europe and southwest Asia that grows to 3.3 ft. (1 m) in height.
Foliage
Leaves are pinnately divided and deeply dissected into narrow segments.
Flowers
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.
Fruit
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.

General Description:

Daucus carota is a monocarpic perennial herb and a member of the parsley family (Umbelliferae, Fernald 1951; Ammiaceae, Rydberg 1971).

Diagnostic Characteristics:

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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Foliage
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Plant(s)
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Infestation
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Seed(s)
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Plant(s)
USDA PLANTS Database

Maps


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

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Daucus

Other System Links

Plants: DACA6
Bayer: DAUCA
GRIN: 300172
ITIS: 29477
NPDN Pest: PFFANBA
NPDN Host: 31793

Categories

Category: Forbs/Herbs