Wild Carrot
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Taken at Gailes Marsh on 13th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
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Taken at
Strathclyde Park on 13th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Port Weymss on 14th July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in Macro Mode.
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Taken at
Strathclyde Park on 13th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in Macro Mode.
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Taken at Tiree on 30th July 2013 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in Macro Mode. Fact File
 
Wild Carrot.
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AKA:
Daucus carota.
Apiaceae.
Variable biennial.
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On wasteland and fields,on neutral to alkaline soils.
June - August.
Up to 1m tall.
Like the cultivated carrot, the wild carrot is edible while young, but quickly becomes too woody to consume. The crushed seeds were once thought to be a form of birth control. Research conducted on mice has offered a degree of confirmation for this use as wild carrot was found to disrupt the ovum implantation process. Chinese studies have also indicated the seeds block progesterone synthesis, which could explain this effect. As with all herbal remedies and wild food gathering, extra caution should be used, especially since the wild carrot bears close resemblance to a dangerous species, poison hemlock.