Sonoran Desert Carrots

Annual or perennial herbs with usu. compound leaves and essence of celery or carrots from crushed leaves. Small flowers in umbellate panicles. Several species, including several naturalized weeds.

Hairy Bowlesia

Bowlesia incana

American Wild Carrot

Daucus pusillus

Ephemeral herb of early spring. This species has simple leaves (not compound) with distinctive wedge-shaped lobes. Grows among shady rocks or under shade of Sonoran Desert trees. Flowers small and hard to see. Detailed Description

Annual spring herb. Leaves are dissected into linear segments. Flowers many and small in flat-topped clusters. Seeds paired with hooked projections. Detailed Description

Whorled Pennywort

Hydrocotyle verticillata

Marsh Parsley

Cyclospermum leptophyllum

Aquatic herb growing in wet soil or floating in shallow water. Leaf circular in outline on tall petiole. Detailed Description

Weed of watered gardens/turf with a taproot and leaves divided into narrow segments. Very small white flowers. Detailed Description

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