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. Edible Flower
Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot, Bird's Nest or Bishop's lace. It's all Daucus carota (the wild carrot). Family Apiacaea, native in the UK. Edible while young. Crushed seeds of this plant were used by Hippocrates as a form of birth control. In dyes, the flowers give a creamy, off-white colour. Beneficial weed.
Top 10 Things to Forage in Autumn | And Here We Are... It's a great time of year to get out and find some wonderful wild foods! All of these are really easy to identify, and grow throughout Europe and North America.
Looks like a bird's nest...The Chinese view QAL as a promising post-coital agent, "recent evidence suggests that terpenoids in the seed block crucial progesterone synthesis in pregnant animals." When asked about the contraceptive effects of wild carrot, some herbalists have described it as having the effect of making the uterus "slippery" so the egg is unable to implant...