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NAME: Wild Carrot
SPECIES / FAMILY: Daucus Carota / Apiaceae
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Queen Anne’s lace
parsley RAY/COOKED Spring-Fall
PORTION: medium for roots / small for flowers, seeds, and greens
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) Young greens can be chopped and put in salads. (4) Also can be cooked. Use like parsley.
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;
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):
- http://www.ediblewildfood.com/queen-annes-lace.aspx (good photos)