Daucus

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Daucus

Carrots
Genus: Daucus
Family: Apiaceae
Type: Perennials
Pollination: Insects

Daucus is the genus of plants that includes carrots, wild carrots, and several related plants, including from 22 to 25 species.

Description[edit]

Flowers in large umbels.

Species[edit]

Uses[edit]

Some species are grown for the edible roots, but otherwise grown for their flowers.

Harvesting[edit]

Roots of edible species are harvested the first year, before flower stalks are created.

Pests and diseases[edit]

Root Rot

  • Phymatotrichum omnivorum

Blight

  • Sclerotium rolfsii

Boron Deficiency

Calcium Deficiency

Aphids

Hoppers

Bugs

Flies

Beetles

Weevils

Caterpillars

References[edit]

  • Britton, Nathaniel Lord; Addison Brown (1913). An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada, Volume 2 (second edition ed.). Dover Publications, inc.. pp. 625. 
  • P. D. Strausbaugh and Earl L. Core (1977). Flora of West Virginia (Second ed.). Seneca Books, Grantsville, W. Virginia. pp. 682. 
  • Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium (1976). Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press. pp. 365. 
  • Pirone, Pascal P. (1978). Diseases & Pests of Ornamental Plants (Fifth Edition ed.). John Wiley & Sons, New York. 
  • Cranshaw, Whitney (2004). Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs. Princeton University Press. pp. 592. 
  • Pippa Greenwood, Andrew Halstead, A.R. Chase, Daniel Gilrein (2000). American Horticultural Society Pests & Diseases: The Complete Guide to Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Plant Problems (First Edition ed.). Dorling Kindersley (DK) Publishing, inc.. pp. 202.