Wild Carrot

Daucus carota


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!

Control Recommendations:

WA State Noxious Weed Control Board

PNW Pest Management Handbook

UC Davis Weed Report