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 Native Plant Database

Daucus pusillus

American wild carrot, Rattlesnake-Weed, Wild Carrot

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Daucus pusillus (American wild carrot)
Stone, Robert L.
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.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AZ , AR , CA , FL , GA , HI , ID , IL , KS , LA , MS , MO , NM , NC , OK , OR , SC , TN , TX , VA , WA
Canada: BC


Use Food: Roots are edible.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Last Update: 2012-08-19