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Wild carrot identification and control: Daucus carota

Wild carrot identification and control

Daucus carota

Wild carrot flowers
Also known as Queen Anne's lace, this non-regulated Class C noxious weed is widespread in Washington and not generally considered a concern. However, control is required in certain areas because of the impact to commercial carrot growers. This species is also on the Washington quarantine list (known as the prohibited plants list) and it is prohibited to transport, buy, sell, offer for sale, or to distribute plants or plant parts, seeds in packets, blends or "wildflower mixes" of this species, into or within the state of Washington. For more information about noxious weed regulations and definitions, see Noxious weed lists and laws.


Additional information on wild carrot

What to do if you find this plant in King County, Washington

We can provide advice on how to control wild carrot, but there is generally no legal requirement to do so.

Related information

Related agencies

Program offices are located at 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104. To contact staff, see the Noxious Weed Control Program Directory, send an email, or call 206-477-WEED (206-477-9333).