Daucus bicolor

Wild carrot                                                                                                  Αγριο καρότο

Apiaceae - carrot family                                                                                     Dicot.


Daucus bicolor is similar to Daucus gutttatus but the whole of the central umbellule is coloured purple. The species was first collected by the famous English botanist John Sibthorpe when he journeyed through Greece and Anatolia in the 16th century. The flower was drawn and painted by the skilful  artist Ferdinand Bauer (vide infra) and appeared along with many other beautiful illustrations in the Flora Graeca Sibthorpiana.

A number of authorities consider that D. bicolor is a synonym of D. guttatus, but others have confirmed it as a separate species1,2.

!. Bassam AL_SAFAI. Characterization and distribution of Daucus species in Syria. Biologia. 2008.

2. Fernando Martinez-Flores et al. Lectotype designation for seven species of Daucus guttatus complex (Apiaceae) from the Eastern Mediterranean Basin. Systematic Botany. 2016.

2-4mm, 4.5-10cm, 25-45cm,
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Daucus bicolor
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Crithmum maritimum.
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Daucus carota.
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Link to:
Flora Graeca in Bodeleian Libraryhttps://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/0ce609dc-e87a-405c-8a46-770461251be8/https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/objects/0ce609dc-e87a-405c-8a46-770461251be8/shapeimage_5_link_0

Daucus - a Latin name for carrot

bicolor - two coloured