Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Daucus carota
Wild carrot, Queen anne's lace
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Daucus carota epurpuratus, Daucus carota roseus

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

  • Magnoliophyta

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Europe

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, biennial

Roots: primary

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; compound, pinnately leaf type; entire leaf margin; awl-shaped, linear, oblong leaf shape

Inflorescence: umbel

Flowers: perfect; 5 merous; complete, regular, irregular; epigynous ovary position

Fruit: schizocarp

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed along roadsides, along railroads, gravel bars; waste areas. Species is distributed on waste ground; roadsides; along railroads; gravel bars. Species is distributed in waste ground; roadsides; along railroads; gravel bars.

ILPIN Notes: Central flower is purple, overall leaf shape is oblong; marginal flowers are irregular. Species is commercial source of carotene; some people develop a dermatitis from contact; root edible, the cultivated carrot is a race of this species. Found in southern 2/3. Species has no central purple flower; overall leaf shape is oblong; marginal flowers are irregular. Species is a commercial source of carotene; some people develop a dermatitis from contact; root is edible, the cultivated carrot is a race of this species. Overall leaf shape is oblong; marginal flowers are irregular.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] : yes
  • Showy Flowers: low

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

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