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Queen Anne's Lace

Daucus carota

Description:

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.

Habitat:

dry fields, ditches, and open areas

Notes:

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
keithp2012 6 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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