Queen Anne's Lace  

Other names: wild carrot

Blooming time: May to October

Height: 2-3 ft.

Stems and Leaves: Leaves are feathery like those of the carrot.

Flowers and Fruit: Queen Anne's Lace has extremely flat clusters of flowers that form a lace-like pattern. There is often a single tiny deep purple floret in the center. Old flower clusters curl to form a cuplike "bird's nest". There are stiff 3-forked bracts below the main flower cluster.

 
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Page last updated March 24, 2015
Text resources: Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie- The Upper Midwest, Sylvan T. Runkel and Dean M. Roosa;
A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Northeastern and North-central North America, Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny
Photos by Barb McGee - bjmcreations.com