Garden Alphabet: Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

While most often classified as a weed, there is something about Queen Anne’s Lace that calls out to most people. A weed indeed, but long stands of it along the roadside and in fields carries a certain charm and beauty all its own.

Garden Alphabet: Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)

Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

Daucus carota (common names include wild carrot, (UK) bird’s nestbishop’s lace, and Queen Anne’s lace (North America)) is aflowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe, southwest Asia and naturalised to North America and Australia. Domesticated carrots are cultivars of a subspecies, Daucus carota subsp. sativus. —

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