by Joe July. 13, 2010 3830 views

The Wild Carrot (Daucus Carota) or Queen Annes Lace is one of many umbelliferous plants to be found growing around the world. Although the species name for this ferny plant with the elegant, white lacy flowers is “Daucus carota”, the same one used for cultivated carrots it is not the same plant. As a member of the carrot family it has a long taproot and lacy leaves. Dig up and crush a Wild Carrot root and you will find that it smells just like a carrot.

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Francesc 7 years, 2 months ago

Great shot!

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Brittany Gale 7 years, 2 months ago


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Threepeas 7 years, 2 months ago

Nice photo and info! Now I want to find one and smell it!

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Huiching 7 years, 2 months ago

So lovely. I have never seen this plant before.

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Mikkal Noptek 7 years, 2 months ago

Lovely picture

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Jeff Cornish 7 years, 2 months ago

I know this plant from growing up...was always surprised when I pulled it up! Nice Joe!

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Lynda 7 years, 2 months ago

Nice shot and info.

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David Cardona 7 years, 2 months ago

Lovely post! Thanks for sharing!

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Moira 7 years, 2 months ago

very delicate I thought that queen anne's lace had a tiny touch of red in the middle though. With a story legend that the queen pricked her finger while sewing lace and a drop of blood landed on it!!

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Brenda Nelson 7 years, 3 months ago

That was fascinating info and a fabulous image! Around here, we dip the stem of QA's Lace in colored water and it makes a beautiful summer wedding flower in whatever shade the bride wants! They're really gorgeous this time of year. TFS!

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Beth 7 years, 3 months ago

wow! great post. guess I'll have to be digging up queen anne lace next time I see it. I learn so much on pb :)

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Becky Brannon 7 years, 3 months ago

Wow! I did not know! Now that I think of it the leaves have some similarity! I just remember it was one of those "flowers" I would pick and my Mom would tell me they were weeds.

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Lucinda 7 years, 3 months ago

Nice post. Thanks for all the info. I learned something new!

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Jacki 7 years, 3 months ago

Well I can't wait to get back out of the cottage and test this carrot smell! Nice photo, I've always like QAL.

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Jennye 7 years, 3 months ago

Very interesting! I never knew Queen Annes Lace was a carrot!!

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Paolo Martini 7 years, 3 months ago original, my dear !!

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Kuddel 7 years, 3 months ago


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Josy 7 years, 3 months ago

Thanks Joe for this photo and your explanations

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Agnes Felber 7 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for this, new to me, too!

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Ray King 7 years, 3 months ago

I think the butterfly I shot today was on one of these plants. They do look lacy.

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Sara G 7 years, 3 months ago

Well, that is fascinating information! Never knew that about Aueen Anne :-) Lovely photo

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