Carrot Weed

Carrot Weed

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Daucus Carota - CARROT WEED

Carrot Weed- Daucus Carota
The Carrot weed is indigenous to European and Southwest Asian regions. They are a biennial plants with triangular, lacy leaves. The small white flowers cluster in dense umbels and is often found on roadsides and fields. It grows best in northern climates and is a great plant to help crops detract deadly insects. Carrot weed is a decennial that has a taproot similar to a carrot. It allows it to thrive in areas which are harsh, gravely, and nutrient deficient. One reason for the common names is that all the parts of this plant smell like a carrot, and when in bloom the flowers will appear like a bed of lace. It will have small white blooming flowers that are clustered together with small pink centers. They will have a flat top compound umbel measuring from 2 to 4 inches in diameter. They will be produced in the second year on a tall stalk and can be very beautiful. The best zones for this plant will be from 6 through 10. Care for this plant will be very easy since it tolerates drought and adapts very well, although it does prefer dry conditions. This plant may reach to be up to 3 feet in height, and up to 1 foot in width. Grows in full sun, and it also does well in the hot summer months. The white intricate flower resembling a bed of lace will look full and dense and will be attractive for many insects. Since the flower is so large insects such as bees feel at easy to use this plant as a resting place. This plant can also be called Bird's Nest, or Bishop's Lace. The root of this plant is edible while it is young, but soon becomes too woody to be eaten. It will help to boost tomato plant production when planted nearby. It also helps lettuce by providing a microclimate of cooler, more moist air. Climate Zone: 6 to 10 Mature Height: 2 to 3 feet Mature Width: up to 1 foot Sunlight: Full Sun Ships As: Bareroot Plant