Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Notes: Carrots on the Wigtownshire coast are frequently identified as subsp. gummifer, which they resemble in some characters. However, in leaf shape they match Wigtownshire inland subsp. carota, and do not match true subsp. gummifer in south-west England. Evidence so far points to their being a locally evolved ecotype of subsp. carota. There are other examples of local ecotypic adaptation up the Scottish west coast. A long time ago I was collecting data on these, and had some of them in cultivation, but the person I was working with lost interest and I regret I then did too. Maybe I should get back to them. Anyhow, my stance as vice-county recorder is that true gummifer does not occur in Wigtownshire. Others may disagree. Alan