Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot

Apiales > Apiaceae > Daucus carota L.

Queen Anne's lace is a biennial plant that is native to Europe and southwest Asia that grows to 3.3 ft. (1 m) in height. Leaves are pinnately divided and deeply dissected into narrow segments. The stem is coarsely hairy and, during flowering time, is topped with an umbel of small, white flowers. Sometimes there is a dark purple flower in the center of the umbel. Queen Anne's lace can be found in sun to partial shade along roadsides, old fields and waste places.


Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

  • Weeds of the Week - USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, Forest Health Protection

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Foliage;
Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); in flower
Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Closed. Iowa
Wendy VanDyk Evans, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Iowa
Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org
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Infestation;
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
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Diagram or Graphic; Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 625.
USDA PLANTS Database, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org
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Invasive Reference(s):

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  • Georgia - EPPC list
  • Michigan - Noxious Weed Law
  • Ohio - Noxious Weed Law
  • South Carolina - EPPC List
  • Tennessee - EPPC List
  • Washington - Noxious Weed Law
  • Mid-Atlantic - EPPC List


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