L., Sp. Pl. 242 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Carrot.
Erect, more or less hispid biennial, 30-100 cm high; stem solid, striate; leaves 2- or 3-pinnate; segments ovate-lanceolate to linear.
Terminal umbels pedunculate, more or less flat when flowering, with 30-60 slender rays which become rigid and bent inwards at maturity; involucral bracts 7-13, pinnatifid, as long as the rays or shorter; umbellules with numerous (c. 20) flowers; bracteoles of outer involucel 3-sect, of inner simple, linear; central flower of umbel often dark-purple; petals white
Fruit oblong-ovoid to broadly ovoid, 3-4 mm long; primary ribs of mericarps ciliate; secondary ribs with a row of spines which are not barbellate (except the apical ones) and not longer than the width of the mericarps.
Ross-Craig (1959) Drawings Brit. Pl. 13:t. 24; Beadle (1980) Students flora of north-eastern New South Wales, fig. 269C.
In Australia escaped from cultivation and has become naturalised.
S.Aust.: MU, SL, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. Native of Eurasia and northern Africa.
Flowering time: Nov. — April.
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