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Sea Carrot

Daucus carota gummifer

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
For more information please download the BSBI Code of Conduct PDF document.

Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Apiales
Family:
Apiaceae (Carrot)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Biennial
Maximum Size:
75 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, sand dunes, sea cliffs, seaside.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
Small white flowers, appearing inside saucer-shaped umbels. The bracts are long and branching.
Fruit:
Cup-shaped fruit.
Leaves:
The hairy leaves are dull green, darker and more fleshy than that of Wild Carrot (Daucus carota). Sea Carrot is also a stouter plant than the similar looking Wild Carrot. Unlike Wild Carrot, it is only found on the coast.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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