Queen Anne's Lace

Common Name: Queen Anne’s Lace

Scientific Name: Daucus carota

Family: Apiaceae

Habitat: Meadows

Native: No

Life Cycle: Biennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Height: Up to 4 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies

Other: Mildly poisonous

Description: Queen Anne’s Lace is a common wildflower that was introduced from Europe and named after its lacey appearance, which resembles the lace that was worn by Queen Anne of England during the early 1600’s. Queen Anne’s Lace, which is part of the carrot family, is also known as Wild Carrot because of its long taproot, which looks and tastes similar to a carrot. Queen Anne’s Lace prefers to grow in full sun, but is very adaptable to a variety of soil conditions. Once it takes root, Queen Anne’s Lace can spread rapidly and easily naturalize in open meadows and fields. This photo of Queen Anne’s Lace was taken in field in front of the Groundhog Bog at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.