Daucus carota L.
Common Name: WILD CARROT, QUEEN-ANNE'S-LACE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad B-Forb

An Old World native, now a well established weed of disturbed places, roadsides, and fields, also invading shores, and other open habitats. First collected in 1886 in Kent Co.

The garden carrot, with enlarged, orange, brittle roots, is derived from this complex and variable species, and may be called D. carota var. sativus Hoffman or subsp. sativus (Hoffm.) Arcang. Wild carrots have whitish, often branched, relatively slender and tough roots; they may smell like carrots, and are not poisonous, but they are unpalatable. There is usually a dark purple flower in the center of each inflorescence, and very rarely all the corollas are pink or purple. Green flowered variants have also been observed. See also notes under Carum carvi.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=119.