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habit (Photo: Trevor James)
stems and leaf stalks (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of highly-divided leaf (Photo: Trevor James)
flower cluster (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers (Photo: Steve Adkins)
mature seed-head (Photo: Trevor James)
mature fruit (Photo: Trevor James)
close-up of seed (Photo: Trevor James)
Daucus carota L.
Apiaceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)Umbelliferae (South Australia)
carrot, common carrot, lace-flower, Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot
Native to Europe, south-western Asia, western China and northern Africa (i.e. Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia).
This species has been recorded in all states of Australia (i.e. it is naturalised in south-eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, south-eastern South Australia and south-western Western Australia). It has a relatively scattered distribution, but is common around the heavily populated areas of southern Australia.
The wild form of the cultivated vegetable carrot (Daucus carota), is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, Western Australia and some parts of New South Wales (e.g. in the Bega Valley Shire). Though it is primarily a weed of roadsides, disturbed sites and agricultural areas, it was recently listed as a priority environmental weed in one Natural Resource Management region. It spreads into disturbed natural communities and can also occasionally invade less disturbed native vegetation.
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