Daucus glochidiatus

Family Apiaceae

Native Carrot, Australian Carrot

Ephemeral  short lived herb, usually erect, to 60 cm high.

Flowers: White or pink–crimson, September- December. Insect pollinated.

Fruit: Schizocarp (of 2, 1-seeded mericarps), 3-5 mm long, with barbed prickles, recorded at various times.

Seed: Animal dispersed, burr-like mericarps adhere to fur and clothing. Some dormancy.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat in partial shade.
  • Uncommon in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden
  • Noted periodically following drought breaking rains in autumn.
  • Killed by fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Daucus glochidiatus plant

Daucus glochidiatus flower

Daucus glochidiatus fruit

Daucus glochidiatus seed