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wild carrot

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wild carrot
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Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Food 

Wild carrot roots are harvested and eaten.

Peoria, Eastern Shawnee, Wyandotte, Seneca-Cayuga, Miami and Ottawa Tribes 2003 Use - Food 

Wild carrots are gathered for food.

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat 

Native of Europe and Asia and a weed throughout North America in moist areas.

Peterson, L. A. 1977 Description 

Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is a very similar-looking biennial plant but does not have the same smell as carrots and has red spots on its stems ('the blood of Socrates') -- this species is NOT edible; ingesting small amounts can cause paralysis and death. 

Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Schwartz, O. and Wiggins, M. 2021  

The Ojibwe community harvests roots of wild carrots, Queen Anne's lace, in early spring or fall. The plant is a biennial, forming flowers in the second year of growth, that can be harvested and used for food. Wild carrot root and flower can be eaten raw or cooked. It tends to grow in moist sites where there is road/pavement runoff and hence plants may have pollutants in and on them, so be aware of harvest areas.