Daucus carota is exactly the same species as our garden carrots.
In flowers it is remarkable by its white flower head which looks like a fine lace.
In fruits or in buds the summit of the plant takes a shape of cup which we sometimes call "bird's nest".
Early in its blooming, the red central flower is quite visible. Caution: Do not confuse Water hemlock (Cicuta maculata) or the Poison-hemlock (Conium maculatum), both violently poisonous and deadly, with this species. Do not confuse also the Daucus carota with the Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) very irritating. (See the "Identification" tab) b>