Daucus carota subsp. sativus is a plant that most domestic carrots are cultivated from. This subspecies resides in the Apiaceae family and it evolved from the Wild Carrot species, Daucus carota. Different subspecies evolved to adapt to different climates in different regions of the world. Carrots produce large edible taproots that can range in colour from white to yellow, red and purple depending on the variety. This plant produces thick, sweet, orange roots, termed Carrots. Another subspecies, Daucus carota subsp. carota produces thin, bitter-tasting, white and inedible roots.