- Similar to the garden carrot, Daucus carota, which is naturalised in the wild, but D. glochidiatus is a smaller plant (up to 30 cm, or occasionally 60 cm tall) and its flower heads have an irregular outline and have fewer flowers.
Distribution and Habitat
- North and South Islands.
- Coastal, lowland to montane on cliff faces, rock outcrops, talus slopes, in short tussockland or grassland and in open forest.
- Competition from faster growing, taller weeds, particularly rats tail grass (Sporobolus africanus). Rats tail now dominates most of the northern North Island habitats that used to support native carrot.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Ensure that forest owners are aware of potential habitats and can recognise the species.
- Weed control.
- Check existing populations annually.
- Report new locations to DOC and NZPCN.
Further Information and Support
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN). http://www.nzpcn.org.nz
- Weed control - Department of Conservation.
- Peter de Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe and John Sawyer (2010). Threatened Plants of New Zealand. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. 472 pp.