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The carrot is a biennial plant in the umbellifer family Apiaceae.
At first, it grows a rosette of leaves while building up the enlarged taproot.
Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia.
The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds.
Taproots are typically long and conical, although cylindrical and nearly-spherical cultivars are available.
The root diameter can range from 1 cm (0.4 in) to as much as 10 cm (4 in) at the widest part.
The facing page states that "the root can be cooked and eaten." When they were first cultivated, carrots were grown for their aromatic leaves and seeds rather than their roots.
Carrot seeds have been found in Switzerland and Southern Germany dating back to 2000–3000 BC.
In the first year, its rosette of leaves produces large amounts of sugars, which are stored in the taproot to provide energy for the plant to flower in the second year.
When the seed stalk elongates for flowering, the tip of the stem narrows and becomes pointed, and the stem extends upward to become a highly branched inflorescence up to 60–200 cm (20–80 in) tall.
Most of the taproot consists of a pulpy outer cortex (phloem) and an inner core (xylem).
Three different types of carrots are depicted, and the text states that "the root can be cooked and eaten".
Modern carrots were described at about this time by the English antiquary John Aubrey (1626–1697): "Carrots were first sown at Beckington in Somersetshire.