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Carota Collection

"Carota: From Wild Flower to Root Vegetable" Tab IV showcases the beauty of the white flowered wild carrot plant, scientifically known as Daucus carota

Background imageCarota Collection: Being Different

Being Different
Penny Myles

Background imageCarota Collection: Being Different

Being Different
Penny Myles

Background imageCarota Collection: Being Different

Being Different
Penny Myles

Background imageCarota Collection: Being Different

Being Different
Penny Myles

Background imageCarota Collection: Being Different

Being Different
Penny Myles

Background imageCarota Collection: Being Different

Being Different
Penny Myles

Background imageCarota Collection: Carota sotto pressione

Carota sotto pressione
Felice Angelino

Background imageCarota Collection: La carota dentata

La carota dentata
Felice Angelino

Background imageCarota Collection: White flowered wild carrot plant, Daucus carota

White flowered wild carrot plant, Daucus carota
5856642 White flowered wild carrot plant, Daucus carota by Sowerby, James (1757-1822); (add.info.: White flowered wild carrot plant and root outline, Daucus carota)

Background imageCarota Collection: Wild carrot, Daucus carota

Wild carrot, Daucus carota. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a drawing by James Sowerby for James Smiths English Botany, 1803

Background imageCarota Collection: Root vegetables, racines alimentaires

Root vegetables, racines alimentaires. Beetroot, Beta vulgaris, wild carrot, Daucus carota, and rampion, Campanula rapunculus

Background imageCarota Collection: Carrot, Daucus carota

Carrot, Daucus carota. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageCarota Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 491

Curtis British Entomology Plate 491
Lepidoptera: Cochylis rupicola = Cochylidia rupicola (Chalk-cliff Tortrix, Conch) [Plant: Daucus carota (Wild Carrot)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageCarota Collection: The Library Hall, with Carved Nutwood Ceiling by Tasso and Carota (engraving)

The Library Hall, with Carved Nutwood Ceiling by Tasso and Carota (engraving)
6010898 The Library Hall, with Carved Nutwood Ceiling by Tasso and Carota (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Library Hall)

Background imageCarota Collection: Fresh Carrots From The Garden; Ireland

Fresh Carrots From The Garden; Ireland

Background imageCarota Collection: Root vegetables, carrot Daucus carota and turnip

Root vegetables, carrot Daucus carota and turnip Brassica rapa.. Handcoloured copperplate engraving of a botanical illustration by Sydenham Edwards for William Curtiss Lectures on Botany

Background imageCarota Collection: Picture No. 10899501

Picture No. 10899501
Wild Carrot / Sea Carrot (Daucus carota ssp. gummifer) Date:

Background imageCarota Collection: Wild carrot, Daucus carota, flowering in wild grassland in France

Wild carrot, Daucus carota, flowering in wild grassland in France

Background imageCarota Collection: Daucus Carota Sativus (Carrot) with leaves attached

Daucus Carota Sativus (Carrot) with leaves attached
Daucus Carota Sativus (Carrot), a root vegetable of the Apiaceae family, with the green leaves still attached


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"Carota: From Wild Flower to Root Vegetable" Tab IV showcases the beauty of the white flowered wild carrot plant, scientifically known as Daucus carota. This captivating plant, also referred to as wild carrot, holds a significant place in nature's bounty. Daucus carota belongs to the family of root vegetables, providing nourishment and flavor through its edible roots called racines alimentaires. The humble carrot itself is a prime example of Daucus carota's versatility and nutritional value. In Curtis British Entomology Plate 491, we witness the intricate details of this enchanting plant alongside various insects that call it home. Its presence not only adds aesthetic appeal but also supports biodiversity within ecosystems. The Library Hall enchants visitors with its exquisite carved nutwood ceiling by Tasso and Carota (engraving). This masterpiece demonstrates how artistry can be inspired by even the simplest elements found in nature. Combining forces with turnips, carrots (Daucus carota) form an essential part of our diet as root vegetables. Their vibrant colors and distinct flavors add depth to culinary creations worldwide. Freshly harvested from gardens in Ireland, picture No. 10899501 captures the essence of these nutritious delights. Their crispness and earthy taste make them a favorite ingredient for countless dishes. Venturing into France's wild grasslands reveals another breathtaking sight – Daucus carota flowering amidst untamed greenery. Its delicate blooms serve as a reminder of nature's resilience and beauty. Lastly, Brassica rapa (turnip), Daucus carota (carrot), Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) represent a harmonious trio within botanical diversity. These plants showcase Mother Nature's ability to provide us with an array of flavorsome ingredients for our tables. From its elegant flowers to its versatile role in cuisine and artistry alike, Carota – or Daucus carota – continues to captivate us with its natural charm and nourishing qualities.