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*Daucus carota Linnaeus ssp. carota . Queen-Anne's-Lace, Wild Carrot. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Pastures, fields, roadsides, waste places. Dist: Native of Europe.

Origin/Endemic status: Europe

Taxonomy Comments: The wild carrot or Queen-Anne's-Lace so common through most of our region was introduced independently from western Europe and is best treated as a separate subspecies from the cultivated carrot, which is derived from a central Asian wild relative (Iorizzo et al 2013; Martínez-Flores et al 2020).

Other Comments: The cultivated carrot (ssp. sativus) has a fleshy taproot rich in carotene; the familiar field weed (ssp. carota) has a "carroty" flavor, but the root is woody and tan in color.

Synonymy: = Mo2, Iorizzo et al (2013), Martínez-Flores et al (2020); < Daucus carota L. – Ar, C, F, Fl7, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, MC, Meso4.1, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Ok, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Arbizu et al (2014), Spooner et al (2013)

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