Daucus pusillus [Apiaceae]

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Scientific Name Daucus pusillus USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name American Wild Carrot, Rattlesnake Weed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Apiaceae (Parsley) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky or sandy areas, meadows.
Plant: Erect annual or biennial up to 3 feet tall; taproot with carrot odor; hairy stems.
Leaves: Fern-like leaves, 1 to 4 inches long, pinnately -dissected multiple times into small, linear segments less than 1/4-inch long.
Inflorescence: Many groups of tiny flowers in a compound, flat-topped terminal umbel with pinnately-lobed bracts beneath; each flower with 5 white petals, 5 stamens and supported on a hairy calyx below.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: SEINet and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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