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Queen Anne's Lace

Daucus carota


Queen Anne's Lace, also called "Wild Carrot," is a common plant. Queen Anne's Lace grows up to four feet tall. Its leaves are two to eight inches long and fern-like. This plant is best known for its flowers, which are tiny and white, blooming in lacy, flat-topped clusters. Each little flower has a dark, purplish center. The fruits of Queen Anne's Lace are spiky, and they curl inward to build a "birds' nest" shape. This plant blooms from May to October. It is a biennial plant, which means it lives for two years. It will spend the first year growing bigger, and then bloom the second year.


dry fields, ditches, and open areas


It was introduced from Europe, and the carrots that we eat today were once cultivated from this plant. People can eat the large taproot, which of course, is a carrot.

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keithp2012 8 years ago

Queen Anne's Lace

New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Aug 14, 2005
Submitted on Sep 10, 2010

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