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.

DescriptionEdit

Flowers in large umbels.

SpeciesEdit

UsesEdit

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

HarvestingEdit

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

Pests and diseasesEdit

Root Rot

  • Phymatotrichum omnivorum

Blight

  • Sclerotium rolfsii

Boron Deficiency

Calcium Deficiency

Aphids

Hoppers

Bugs

Flies

Beetles

Weevils

Caterpillars

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.