Daucus glochidiatusCommon name: Native Carrot

Meaning of name: Daucus is a Latin word. It is used for various umbelliferous plants of medicinal value. Glochidiatus comes from the Greek word glochin, meaning a projecting point or the point of an arrow, and the diminutive –id-, botanically meaning having barbed bristles.

Distribution: Widespread throughout Western Australia.

Description: Erect herb to 60 centimetres tall. The flowers are usually pink to purple, but sometimes white or yellow, and are borne from August to November.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.

Why are there no photographs available for this plant?

The main reason why some plants don’t have photographs is because we haven’t found the plant yet. We have had a few flora surveys conducted and they have indicated that this plant can be found in the bush. The problem is that we just don’t know where in the bush to find it. And if we can’t find it, we can’t photograph it.

Another problem we have is that, while we have a name for the plant, we don’t know what it actually looks like. It’s very difficult to find a plant if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.

But rest assured that as soon as we have photographs for this plant we’ll put them on the website.