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Daucus carota

Queen Annes Lace

Queen Annes Lace,wild Carrot,bird's Nest
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Daucus carota
Principal Common Name Queen Annes Lace
Common Name(s) Queen Annes Lace,Wild Carrot,Bird's Nest
Synonym
Description This wild version of the carrot is one of the most common and best known "weeds" we have. The flowers are umbels of small white flowers in a lacy-looking flat-topped clusters. Blooms first appear in early summer and continue into mid fall. There may be hundreds flowers in a typical flower head. The clusters are up to 4.5" wide. This is a herbaceous plant, it is a biennial which can reach 3-4' in height.The leaves are pinnately divided and deeply cut into numerous narrow segments.
General Comments Queen Annes Lace has naturalized all over the US and Canada.
Origin
Nativity Europe
Height Range 3 - 4 FT
Spread Range 2 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 1 : 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Light Green
Leaf Texture Feathery : Fern-like : Fine
Form Subshrub
Flower Color White
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Attracts Butterflies

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