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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.


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.