Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota)

Queen Anne's lace
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Queen Anne's lace & wheat
Queen Anne’s lace & wheat

Queen Anne's lace
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Queen Anne's lace
In the Feild

Location: Nancy Creek right off Enquist Rd. Washington

Information: Queen Anne’s Lace is a member of the carrot family and thus when young it’s roots can be eaten however it bears a striking resemblance to water hemlock and so many suggest that you don’t eat the roots unless your absolutely certain that it is indeed Queen Anne’s lace. Meanwhile, it was named so because of it’s obvious resemblance to lace but also on occasion one will see a small red spot in the center. This spot is to represent a drop of blood that was so commonly found on lace because it was easy to prick oneself with a lace needle.

Identification: This is actually a very tall plant and often flowers over here at the end of the summer. (Late July and August.) An easy means of identification¬†is the red center which if nothing else can lead you to the plant. (you can locate a view of the “drop” on the first photograph)

E-Flora BC
USDA Plant’s Database

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