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What

Carrot Daucus carota ssp. sativus

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pjd1

Date

September 27, 2018 03:47 PM NZST

Description

The Chatham Islands is so far the only place I have seen the domesticated carrot wild (see de Lange et al. 2011*). This is an example. Usually seen near settlements (but not always), where I assume it has established from the dumping of garden waste.

This specimen - one of several seen - was found growing under hakapiri (Olearia traversiorum) on dunes near houses.

*de Lange et al. 2011, Checklist of Vascular Plants Recorded from Chatham Islands, Department of Conservation, Wellington - free online at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234077711_Checklist_of_Vascular_Plants_Recorded_from_Chatham_Islands

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