Katsoula (Wild Carrot)

Katsoula (Wild Carrot)

I may be the ancestor of cultivated carrot. In Kythera it is particularly dispersed. Often, its height is above one meter. During its blooming period, many insects are attracted by its big round and wide flower.

Scientific Name:

Daucus carota

Family:
Apiaceae

Kythera Name:
Katsoula

Name in other places of Greece:

Agrio karoto, Agriokaroto, Dafki, Agrodafki, Chavoutsi, Voutsi, Mpastinakla, Refki, Stafylinos, Stafylona, Grembelina

Collection:
It is found in fertile fields. Its flowers are collected during summer.

Properties:

Diuretic, it fights kidney stones.

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