Location: West Campus, Main Campus, Prairie Acre
Approximate blooming period: May - September

Wild Carrot, Daucus carota

Origin: China 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 5 
Height and Form: can grow up to 3 ft tall 
Foliage and Bark: hairy green stems, with multiple-branched leaves 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: has umbellets on which 20+ white flowers grow with the central most flower of the umbel being dark purple. Produces tiny spined fruits 
Culture: roots are edible, the dried, crushed seeds have been used as a contraceptive 
Cultivars/Varieties: The modern carrots are cultivatied all from this plant


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