Native SpeciesWild carrot

Daucus carota
FOUND by firebreathingru...
2012-10-15
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
We discovered this plant known as both Wild Carrot and Queen Anne's Lace (scientific name: Daucus carota) while searching around the athletic field's at our school. It was a brisk October morning, foggy and a little windy.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The flowers on the Wild Carrot were usually 5-6 centimeters wide.
Photo of my evidence.
Our plant was dried up and shriveled like an old man. It was a mix of blacks, light and dark browns because it had stopped flowering in September. All that was left by then was shriveled flowers and seeds. This picture shows how the seeds looked.
Photo of my evidence.
The plant was aproximately 1.34 meters tall. It grew up against the fences. The stem was brown and hollow--not green because of the season.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Daucus carota
Common name:
Wild carrot
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.593264 °
Longitude: 
W -70.231599 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Field
Trip Information
Name:
CEMS School Grounds 2012
Trip date: 
Mon, 2012-10-15 08:34
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot

Comments

These photos are WONDERFUL. Next time, try to put a little more detail in your field notes. Knowing the surrounding environment and how it makes you feel is an important part of an observation. I can't wait to see your next one!

W-eye-ld,
The Carrot herself

PS: have you seen the wild carrot video? Here's the link:
http://vitalsignsme.org/episode-4-queen-annes-lace