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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