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Annual, biennial, taprooted, hairy. Stem: decumbent or erect, generally ± branched. Leaf: blade oblong, pinnately dissected, segments linear to lanceolate. Inflorescence: umbels compound; bracts, bractlets generally present; bracts conspicuous, generally pinnately lobed; bractlets entire to toothed; rays generally many, spreading, in fruit incurved to form nest-like umbel. Flower: outer occasionally ± bilateral; calyx lobes 0 or evident; petals wide, white, margins occasionally ± red, tips narrowed, unequally 2-lobed. Fruit: oblong to ovate, compressed front-to-back; ribs 10, 1° thread-like, bristly, 2° winged, prickly; oil tubes 1 beneath each 2° rib; fruit axis entire or notched at tip.
± 20 species: America, Eurasia, northern Africa, Australia. (Greek: carrot) [Sáenz Laín 1980 Anales Jard Bot Madrid 37:481–533]

Key to Daucus

1. Biennial; bract segments elongate, narrowly linear to ± thread-like; umbel central flower generally purple; fruit widest at middle ..... D. carota

1' Annual; bract segments short, linear to lanceolate; umbel central flower white; fruit widest proximal to middle ..... D. pusillus


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