Carum carvi L.
Common Name: CARAWAY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad B-Forb

A Eurasian species, widely cultivated for its “seeds,” used for flavoring in rye bread and many other products. Locally established along roadsides and in fields, clearings, farmyards, shores, and disturbed places. First collected in 1883 in Keweenaw Co.

Sometimes confused with Daucus carota, but blooms much earlier in the summer and lacks the conspicuous bracts at the base of the umbel. In addition, the leaves have sessile primary leaflets, while in Daucus, the primary leaflets are petiolulate. The rays of the umbel are quite unequal in length and are ± strongly ascending in fruit.


Alcona County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Bay County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Monroe County
Montmorency County
Oakland County
Presque Isle County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022.