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Stone, Robert L.
Daucus pusillus Michx.
American wild carrot, Rattlesnake-Weed, Wild Carrot
USDA Symbol: dapu3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AL , AR , AZ , CA , FL , GA , HI , ID , IL , KS , LA , MO , MS , NC , NM , OK , OR , SC , TN , TX , VA , WA Canada: BC USDA Native Status: L48(N),
HI (I?), CAN(N)
BenefitUse Food: Roots are edible.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0402
Collected Jun 3, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-23
Collected 2006-05-29 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2012-08-19
Research By: TWC Staff