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Sonoran Desert Plants
Daucus pusillus (Wild carrot, Zanahoria silvestre)

Ajo Peak at Night


 Daucus pusillus

 Daucus pusillus

 Daucus pusillus

 Daucus pusillus

 Daucus pusillus

Habitat: valleys
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate pinnate
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Apiaceae (carrot family)
Abundance: present but not common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 51 (8.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Daucus pusillus (opens in a new tab).






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