Seed Dispersal in Wild Carrot (Daucus Carota)

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth P. Lacey, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: While animals and wind have been proposed as agents of seed dispersal for Daucus carota, a common weed, no quantitative data can be found in the literature to support either. This paper presents evidence to support both modes of dispersal. Seeds attach to fur coarser than that of rabbit, and also disperse by wind. Spines appear to facilitate both mechanisms. Wind can disperse seeds locally and over long distances and is probably the more frequent dispersal agent.

Additional Information

Publication
The Michigan Botanist 20: 15-20.
Language: English
Date: 1981
Keywords
Seed dispersal, Wild carrot, Daucus carota, Animal disperal, Wind, Weed plants