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American Wild Carrot

Daucus pusillus


Small plant with umbel inflorescence white white to pink flowers that grow on top of a stem about 10 inches long. The leaves are fern-like and lacy. The taproots are edible but never eat a plant unless you are absolutely certain of the species as many are toxic!


Chaparral and grassland with Milk Thistle, Buckwheat, Deerweed, Showy Penstemon and grasses. This herb is native to California and is found from Baja California to British Columbia along the west coast. It's also found in the Southern USA.


AKA Rattlesnake weed

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California, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2019
Submitted on May 31, 2019

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