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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Daucus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Daucus carota L.
Habit: Plant 1.5--12 dm, generally branched. Leaf: petiole 3--10 cm; blade 5--15 cm, segments 2--12 mm, linear to lanceolate, acute, entire or with a few irregular cuts, bristly to glabrous. Inflorescence: peduncles 2.5--6 cm, bristles reflexed to spreading; rays 3--7.5 cm; pedicels 3--10 mm. Fruit: 3--4 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Roadsides, disturbed places; Elevation: < 1650 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, SNE; Distribution Outside California: to eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: May--Sep Note: Sporadic in California; widely naturalized, occasionally hybridizing with cultivars.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Daucus
Next taxon: Daucus pusillus
Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Daucus carota, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=22394, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.