Daucus carota

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaApiaceaeDaucusDaucus carota

Ecology

A biennial herb of fairly infertile, well-drained, often calcareous, soils. Habitats include disturbed or open turf on chalk downs, rough grassland on roadsides, waysides and railway banks, quarries, chalk- and gravel-pits, and waste ground. 0?400 m (Connor Hill, S. Kerry).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element, but widely naturalised so that distribution is now Circumpolar Southern-temperate.

© M. Cotterill, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 2

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15

Annual Precipitation (mm): 989

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Biennial, including monocarpic perennials

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1845

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 797

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Atlas Change Index: -0.59

Weighted Changed Factor: -20

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

14

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000014362