Daucus carota

Wild Carrot


Bird's Nest, Bishop's Lace, Queen Anne's Lace

ID Characteristics

Life Cycle: Biennial
Growth Habit: Erect
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Unequally serrated
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Pinnately dissected
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Root Type: Yellowish-white taproot with fibrous secondary roots
Flower Color: White



Similar Species

  • Chamomile, Mayweed Anthemis cotula
  • Dog Fennel Anthemis cotula
  • Hemlock, Poison Conium maculatum
  • Rattlesnake-weed Daucus pusillus
  • Yarrow, Common Achillea millefolium

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben, Mesotrione
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Chlorsulfuron, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Florasulam, Fluroxopyr, Mecoprop-p, Mesotrione, Triclopyr

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.