|Daucus glochidiatus (Labill.) Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Avé-Lall. ||Family Apiaceae|
Common name: Native Carrot
Daucus glochidiatus (Labill.) Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Avé-Lall. APNI*
Synonyms: Daucus glochidiatus form B APNI*
Daucus glochidiatus f. B (sens. Fl. NSW) APNI*
Description: Erect or ascending annual herb 8–60 cm high, hispid, often branched from base.
Leaves 2-pinnate, 2–5 cm long, with ovate segments, lobes narrow-linear, hispid on primary and secondary veins and leaf edge; petiole of basal leaves about as long as lamina, slender and with a narrow sheathing base.
Umbels irregular, almost sessile or with 2–5 unequal rays; umbellules 1–6-flowered, white or pink to crimson, c. 1.5 mm diam.; involucral bracts one to a few, linear to narrow-lanceolate, often with membranous margins and/or hispid, pinnatifid; involucel bracteoles narrow, entire.
Fruit ovoid, usually 3–5 mm long, primary ribs with a row of short bristles that spread alternately on each side of the rib, the secondary ribs with hooked bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wide variety of habitats; widespread in temperate and arid areas. All divisions; all States, New Zealand.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. N.T. S.A. W.A.
A number of forms have been recognized; further study is required to decide the status of these.
Text by B. M. Wiecek
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