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Queen Anne's Lace, also called "Wild Carrot," is a common plant in dry fields, ditches, and open areas. It was introduced from Europe, and the carrots that we eat today were once cultivated from this plant. Queen Anne's Lace grows up to four feet tall. Its leaves are two to eight inches long and fern-like. This plant is best known for its flowers, which are tiny and white, blooming in lacy, flat-topped clusters. Each little flower has a dark, purplish center.

Edibles 101 // Wild Carrot (Queen Anne’s Lace) // Includes a recipe for wild carrot cake.

Queen Anne's Lace was given its name for the lacy nature of the flower head. It was very popular during the reign of who other than....... Queen Anne. Also known as Wild Carrot, this wildflower is easy to grow, and is prolific in spreading it's seeds by the wind. It can be found growing wild along roadsides and in fields almost anywhere in the U.S.

Wild geranium Hardy to -42`F (2b to 9a) Water: Medium to dry soil; sand to clay-loam Partial sun to shade 1-3` tall x1-2` wide Versatile native plant; thrives in woodland openings and deep shade; Long-lasting blooms and red foliage color in the fall.

Daucus carota, whose common names include wild carrot, bird's nest, bishop's lace, and Queen Anne's lace (North America), is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe, southwest Asia and naturalized to North America and Australia. Domesticated carrots are cultivars of a subspecies, Daucus carota subsp. sativus.

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Blanket Flower – Daisy-like flowers are red with yellow margins blooming in June through October. Plants grow 10 to 14 inches tall with gray-green, hairy leaves. Grows best in full sun in well-drained soil. Plants attract butterflies. Deer resistant. Photo shown: Gaillardia xgrandiflora ‘Kobold’.