Daucus carota
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Daucus carota

Queen Anne's lace
wild carrot

  family apiaceae 
  genus daucus 

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Genus  Daucus Species  carota Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Queen Anne's lace   wild carrot Family  APIACEAE Specimen number  S8424 Data source  ColorNat p23;BtrflyCa p5;MedPl p198
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Daucus carota is a host plant for the anise swallowtail butterfly. The flowers of Queen Anne's lace (also known as wild carrots) as well as the stems have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Pale yellow and pale yellow are common colors produced with this plant. It is traditionally used to dye wool. (The mordants used for fixing the dye include: alum, chrome.)
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Papillo zelicaon (anise swallowtail butterfly) Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  stone inhibitor   liver tonic   diuretic   kidney tonic   detoxifier   carminative   emmenagogue Medicinal parts  Seeds   Root   Leaves Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Carrot seeds may be an abortifacient. Medicinal notes  Daucus carota has numerous traditional medicinal uses. Some of its many uses are: as a stone inhibitor, as a liver tonic, as a diuretic and as a kidney tonic. More uses are listed in the medicinal properties section. The seeds and the root and even the leaves are used to prepare herbal remedies. Carrot seeds may be an abortifacient.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Flowers   Stems Dye color  pale yellow,tan
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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