Broadleaf Weed - Wild Carrot

(Daucus carota)

Wild Carrot – also referred to as Queen Anne’s Lace, Birds-nest and Devils
Plague – is a biennial broadleaf weed. It is commonly found in low maintenance turf and is often found in thickets, degraded prairies or meadows, pastures, abandoned fields, vacant lots, and along fence rows, railroads and roadsides. Wild Carrot can be found in abundance throughout the United States and Canada.

Identifying Wild Carrot -

Wild Carrot can be identified as a biennial forming a basal rosette of leaves the first year and a vertically flowering stalk the second. Its stems are hollow, vertically ribbed and noticeably hairy. The leaves are primarily basal with hairy edges. Wild Carrot has a stout, yellowish-white taproot and a fibrous root system. The foliage has a carrot-like odor.

Blooming from May through October, Wild Carrot produces compound umbels of small white flowers. Each umbel has a whorl of linear green bracts at its base and consists of about 30 flowers, each flower consisting of five white petals. Wild Carrot reproduces by seed.

Wild Carrot Control -

Wild Carrot usually cannot compete in well maintained lawns with thick, dense turf. However, once established the weed can become invasive. Cultural weed control methods such as good watering and mowing practices will help with the control of Wild Carrot. If professional assistance is necessary for removal, Scotts LawnService recommends selective weed control treatment.

Wild Carrot

Scotts LawnService uses a selective systemic weed control program to fight Wild Carrot in your lawn, which ensures the weed control is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

Scotts LawnService is the trusted industry leader for professional quality lawn care. Our exclusive lawn care products include premium grass seeds and professional-grade fertilizers; our lawn service teams are made up of highly trained, industry-certified professionals. Contact a representative today for Wild Carrot control options available in your area and to learn how you can enjoy a lush, fuller lawn that only Scotts LawnService can deliver.