Queen Anne’s Lace

Daucus carota

Family Carrot (Apiaceae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Fields, meadows, roadsides
Status Non-Native
Cycle Biennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Flowers form flat clusters 3-5″ wide made up of tiny white flowers, each 1/4″ wide.
Leaf Leaves are fern-like with many divisions up to 8″ long.
Notes Stems are covered by tiny hairs. Flower clusters dry and curl forming a bird’s nest shape. The long tap-root can be dug, roasted, and ground as a coffee substitute.

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