Etymology: Daucus: an ancient Greek name
Plants: erect, biennial, 1'-5' tall forb; stout, white taproot with a carrot odor
Leaves: oblong, not clasping, feathery, repeatedly pinnately-divided into thin segments
Flowers: white, 5-parted; inflorescence a 2"-5" compound, flat, long-stalked, dense umbel often with 1 dark flower in the center; edge flowers enlarged and sometimes irregular; blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: dry, splitting into 2 seeds, - fruit: seed:
Habitat: disturbed sites, roadsides
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Invasiveness: Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"