Wild Carrot - An upright, taprooted herb that grows about 1-4 feet in height. Can be an annual, a short-lived perennial, or a biennial.
Leaves: Leaves are thin and fern-like. Leaf segments are lance or linear in shape with toothed edges.
Flowers: Flowers bloom from June-September. Flowers are in flat topped umbels and are small and white. The very middle of the umbel can have purple/darker flowers making it look like a black spot in the middle.
Habitat: Commonly found in meadows, pastures, roadsides, waste areas, and yards.
Weed Classification: C Select
Why is it a Noxious Weed?
It can spread easily and outcompetes native grasses. If cows eat too much it can taint the milk, and it may be mildly toxic to a variety of livestock.
Wild Carrot is fast spreading, and it also hybridizes with cultivated carrot, causing crop loss. Let us know if you need help with identification or control!