|On wasteland and fields,on neutral to alkaline soils.
June - August.
Up to 1m tall.
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.