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Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot

Daucus carota L.

USDA PLANTS Symbol: DACA6
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Herb


Queen Anne’s lace is a biennial plant that is native to Europe and southwest Asia that grows to 3.3 ft. (1 m) in height. Leaves are pinnately divided and deeply dissected into narrow segments. The stem is coarsely hairy and, during flowering time, is topped with an umbel of small, white flowers. Sometimes there is a dark purple flower in the center of the umbel. Queen Anne’s lace can be found in sun to partial shade along roadsides, old fields and waste places.


Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

Element Stewardship Abstract - The Nature Conservancy
Weed of the Week - USDA Forest Service