Daucus glochidiatus

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Daucus glochidiatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Daucus
Species: D. glochidiatus
Binomial name
Daucus glochidiatus
(Labill.) Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Ave-Lall.

Daucus glochidiatus, commonly known as Australian carrot, Austral carrot or native carrot, is a species of herb in the flowering plant family Apiaceae. It is native to Australia and New Zealand.

Description[edit]

It grows as an erect annual herb, from 2 to 60 centimetres in height, but rarely over 20 centimetres. Flowers occur in a range of colours.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

This species was first published by Jacques Labillardière in 1805, under the name Scandex glochidiata. It was transferred into Caucalia in 1809, then Daucus in 1844.[2]

Distribution[edit]

It occurs throughout Australasia. It is found in every Australian state, and both the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. It also occurs in the Chatham Islands.[3]

It is common in both temperate and arid areas of Australia, but not in tropical areas. It is often found in association with limestone, though it tolerates a variety of soils.[1][4]

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