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NAME: Wild Carrot

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Daucus Carota / Apiaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Queen Anne’s lace

CONDITIONS: sun
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Buds/Flowers

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FRIED

Summer

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

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DRY/ROAST

Fall

Seeds

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Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: “Root - cooked. Thin and stringy. The flower clusters can be french-fried to produce a carrot-flavoured gourmet's delight. The aromatic seed is used as a flavouring in stews etc. The dried roasted roots are ground into a powder and are used for making coffee.” (1) \

 

CAUTION: https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Daucus+carota Carrots sometimes cause allergic reactions in some people. Skin contact with the sap is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people...

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Anthelmintic;  Carminative;  Contraceptive;  Deobstruent;  Diuretic;  Emmenagogue;  Galactogogue;  Ophthalmic; 

Stimulant. (1)

o   https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1472/carrot

o   https://draxe.com/carrot-juice

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES:  Poison Hemlock https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conium_maculatum

 

OTHER USES: Cosmetic;  Essential. An essential oil obtained from the seed has an orris-like scent. It is used in perfumery and as a food flavouring. The oil has also been used cosmetically in anti-wrinkle creams. (1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Daucus+carota
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/daucus-carota-pusillus-edible-wild-carrots-2/
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daucus_carota
  4. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/queen-annes-lace.aspx  (good photos)