Noxious Weeds Profile
- Wild Carrot
Table of Contents
- English - wild carrot (also known as Queen Anne's-Lace)
- French - carotte sauvage
- Latin - Daucas carota L.
- Ontario Weeds Act - noxious
- Other provinces Weeds Act - Quebec
- Canadian Federal Seeds Act - Class 3, Secondary noxious
- U.S. Federal Noxious Weed - no
- U.S. Noxious State Reg - 6 states (including Michigan, Minnesota,
Pub 505 - none indicated
NE Weeds - none indicated
Canadian Poison Plant - not listed
Cornell Poison Plant - not listed
Occurs throughout southern Ontario in pastures,
meadows, roadsides, waste areas. It is also common in fields
using conservation tillage (no-till). Prefers well-drained to
dry soils. Barbs on seeds aid in their dispersal. Wild carrot
proliferates with intermittent soil disturbance.
Method of Propagation
- Susceptible to dicamba, many biotypes tolerant to 2,4-D. Roundup
controls this weed in no-till situations. Spray at rosette stage
in fall or early spring Roundup controls this weed in no-till
situations. Listed on Banvel label but not on Roundup or 2,4-D
labels. Leaves are close to base of plant but cutting in mid summer
cuts off seed umbels in the second year of growth. Annual cultivation
destroys the first year plants and promotes germination to reduce
the soil seed bank.
- One of most common weeds with complaints under the Weed Control
Act, especially in urban areas.
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