Daucus carota is a variable biennial plant, usually growing up to 1 m tall and flowering from June to August. The umbels are claret-coloured or pale pink before they open, then bright white and rounded when in full flower, measuring 3–7 cm wide with a festoon of bracts beneath; finally, as they turn to seed, they contract and become concave like a bird's nest. The dried umbels detach from the plant, becoming tumbleweeds.
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Lexington, Kentucky. July 2010.
Lat: 37.89, Long: -84.40
Spotted on Jul 23, 2010
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012