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Daucus carota

La carotte sauvage
Wild Carrot

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

umbel 50-100 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

up to 1 m

Description

When the flowers turn to seed they contract and become concave.

Chalk grassland, roadsides, a decorative feature of late summer.

Flowers

Flowers grow in umbels, white or tinged with pink, with a tiny purple flower in the centre.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Rows of leaflets on either side of the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: oblong in shape, spiny, 2-4 mm.

Edible

Leaves, flowers, roots and seeds.

Medical

All parts of the plant: as a diuretic, it soothes the digestive tract and stimulates the uterus.

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