Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Daucus pusillus
Small wild carrot, SMALL WILD CARROT
Taxonomy

Synonyms:

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: Extinct

Notes:Ebinger et al. 2010, say the following about this species in IL: "A weedy species of the southern United States that is rarely adventive in Illinois. Mohlenbrock (2002a) reported this species from woods in Perry County and in a cemetery in Jackson County. This species was last collected in Illinois in 1954 (Bowles et al. 1991). We found a Perry County specimen [1949, Evers(ILLS)], but none from Jackson County."

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, annual

Roots: primary

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; compound, pinnately leaf type; lobed (pinnately), parted (pinnately) leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; linear leaf shape

Inflorescence: umbel

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

Fruit: schizocarp

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Open woods.

ILPIN Notes: Slender taproot; marginal flowers often enlarged and irregular; pinnately decompound leaves.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] : yes
  • Showy Flowers:

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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  • Cover Value:

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

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