About This Species
Queen Annes’ lace (Wild carrot) is common to roadsides and other disturbed areas. It was introduced from Europe as a medicinal herb. This biennial plant persists in clay soils and can be a threat to recovering grasslands. After going to seed the dried flower takes on a “birds’ nest” like appearance and can move like a tumble weed to help spread its seeds.
How to Identify
Queen Anne’s lace grows up to 1 m in height with hairy stems, and deep penetrating taproots and carrot-like smell.
Its flowers are in an umbrella-shaped cluster and white, usually blooming from May to October.
Leaves are finely dissected, fern-like and hairy.
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