Invasive Plant

Queen Anne’s Lace

Daucus carota

About This Species

Queen Annes’ lace, also known as wild carrot, is common to roadsides and other disturbed areas. 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 and has an umbrella-shaped cluster of white flowers at the top of a hairy stem, usually blooming from May to October. Both the plant and its tap root have a carrot like smell.

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