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The wild carrot is a herbaceous, somewhat variable biennial plant that grows between 30 and 60 cm (1 and 2 ft) tall, and is roughly hairy, with a stiff, solid stem. The leaves are tripinnate, finely divided and lacy, and overall triangular in shape. The leaves are bristly and alternate in a pinnate pattern that separates into thin segments. The flowers are small and dull white, clustered in flat, dense umbels.
Spotted in a meadow at Helen McCabe State Park.
Native to temperate regions of Europe and southwest Asia, and naturalized to North America and Australia. Considered a noxious weed in Washington state.