Wild Carrot (Daucus pusillus)

Description:  Often mistaken for Queen Annes lace (Daucus carota), Wild carrot blooms in flat clusters; when flowers pass, pedicels turn upward into a birds nest; when seeds ripe, spreads open again facilitating adhesion to passing animals. Queen Annes lace has a deep purple central flower.

Family:  Apiaceae

Synonym(s):  American wild carrot, Rattlesnake-Weed, Wild Carrot

USDA Symbol:  DAPU3

Duration:  Annual

Habit: Herb

Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Time: Mar, Apr, May

Water Use:  Low

Light Requirements:  Sun

Soil Moisture:  Dry

Bloom Notes:  

ATTRIBUTION:  All of the Texas Wildflower images in this post are copyrighted and are the exclusive property of Terry B. Kahler. Reproduction without explisit written consent is prohibited. Some of the information contained in this section was taken from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website and is being used under their terms of use. Redistribution from this site is prohibited. Additional information contained in this section was taken from the USDA website including the USDA code.

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Missing Images:  Plant, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed

Data Completeness:  Complete

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