General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 feet or more
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Erosion control
Vegetable
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Mg (Magnesium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: taproot is edible
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Beetles
Flies
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Common names
  • Queen Anne's Lace
  • Wild Carrot
  • Bird's Nest
  • Bishop's Lace
  • Living Lace

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-08-07
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2018-07-17

Date: 2018-07-29
Location: in Del Norte county, Ca. amongst the Redwoods
Date: 2021-07-10
Location: Quarry in western Illinois
Date: 2009-07-18
Closer.  Thought to be a rather rare manifestation.
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 13th July 2009
Location: Canada
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2018-07-17
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: My Yard
Date: 2016-08-01
#pollination
Location: Dillard, Georgia 
Date: July
Queen Anne’s Lace
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2018-07-18
Bud half way opened with a
Location: in Del Norte county, Ca. amongst the Redwoods
Date: 2021-07-15
Photo by Legalily
Location: A natural garden, Belgium
Date: 27th July 2006
Gorgeous wildflower in all aspects!
Location: Canada
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-11-14
Daucus carota, 2016, Queen Anne's Lace, aka Wild Carrot, DO-kus k
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2018-07-17
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 28th July 2008
Glowing in the setting sun light..
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-08-01
#pollination
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-07-08
Beginning to open...
Location: western Illinois
Date: 7-3-12
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 2011-09-22
Seeds are ripening..
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-07-10
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-07-25
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-07-23
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-11
Location: Botanical Garden of Copenhagen
Date: 2014-07-23
Location: Guemes Island, Washington
Date: 2017-07-11
Location: Hortus Camera Lapidea
Date: 2021-08-01
Location: Hortus Camera Lapidea
Date: 2021-08-01
Location: IL
Date: 2008-06-27
Location: Aberdeen, NC 
Date: May 15,  2022
Queen Anne's Lace #359; RAB p. 770, 140-5-1; AG p. 201, 48-1-1; L
Location:  in Del Norte county, Ca. amongst the Redwoods
Date: 2021-07-10
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2021-12-09
Location: IL
Date: 2008-07-08
Location: Sherwood, Oregon
Date: 2017-07-09
Location: Varna
Date: 12.07.2018
An Queen Anne's Lace near the field of Varna,Bulgaria
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Midlothian road)
Date: May 17, 2023
Queen Anne's Lace #198.; RAB p. 770, 140-5-1. AG p. 201, 48-1-1.
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-07-23
Location: Nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2013-08-29

Date: 2012-07-15
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-11-14
Daucus carota, 2016, Queen Anne's Lace, aka Wild Carrot, DO-kus k

Date: 2002-06-06
Stephen J. Baskauf (http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/)
Location: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area, Oscoda, MI
Date: 2010-07-20
Growing wild
Location: Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area, Oscoda, MI
Date: 2010-07-20
Growing wild

Date: 2017-07-07
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-02
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-09-17
Location: Florissant, MO
Date: July 2009
Queen Anne's Lace

Credit: Ruslan V. Albitsky aka pauk
Location: Quarry in western Illinois
Date: 2009-07-18
very interesting color variation
Location: Quarry in western Illinois
Date: 2009-07-18
interesting coloration
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-09-17
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my garden
Date: 2012-07-24
Location: In one of my brother's natural gardens,  Belgium
Date: 27th July 2006
Location: In one of my brother's natural gardens,  Belgium
Date: 27th July 2006
Often the central flowers are purplish..
Location: In one of my brother's natural gardens,  Belgium
Date: 27th July 2006
A graceful fairy tale flower!
Location: Minnesota
Date: 7/4/2017
Location: Minnesota
Date: 7/4/2017
Note the furry leaves and stem, no blotches.
Location: Minnesota
Date: 7/4/2017
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-25
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-05-31
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-07-10
Location: Huron County, MI
Date: 2020-07-27
showing pink center flower
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2008-12-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-09-16

Date: 2013-07-19

Date: 2002-06-06
Stephen J. Baskauf (http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/)
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-21
Location: Juriniopsis adusta (tachnid fly), a parasite of leps including Epargyreus clarus (silver-spotted skipper), on Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2013-06-24
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-03-17
tiny buds
Location: Brownstown PA 17508
Date: 2020-07-09
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-11
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-03-29
roots of a young one

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Date: 2014-10-08
Credit Alexey Sergeev
Photo by BevJ
Location: western Illinois
Date: 2012-07-02
Photo by jmorth
Location: western Illinois
Date: 2012-07-02
Location: western Illinois
Date: 2012-07-02
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2007-06-30
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Varna
Date: 12.07.2018
An Queen Anne's Lace ready for drying
Location: Estonia
credit: Ivar Leidus
Location: Quarry in western Illinois
Date: 2009-07-18
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 13th July 2009
Location: In one of my brother's natural gardens,  Belgium
Date: 27th July 2006
Flowers are beautiful in all stages!

Date: 2012-07-24
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-06-27
Location: Banff, Canada | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-31
Location: Crete
Date: 2022-05-27
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Comments:
  • Posted by mellielong (Lutz, Florida - Zone 9b) on Apr 17, 2015 9:55 PM concerning plant:
    The book, "How to Know the Wildflowers" (1922) by Mrs William Starr Dana, gives the common name of "Queen Anne's Lace" and also "Bird's Nest" and "Wild Carrot." She says it is one of the peskiest weeds the farmer has to deal with. The book notes that "in late summer the flower stalks erect themselves, forming a concave cluster which has the appearance of a bird's nest." Some of the photos on this page can attest to this phenomenon. The author also states that she has heard that there is a species of bee that makes use of the "nest" but has never herself seen "indications of such an occupancy." I would be interested to know whether that is true or scientists have discovered proof in the nearly hundred years since this book was published.

    As a butterfly gardener, I can attest that this is a host plant for the Eastern Black Swallowtail. This plant does not grow where I live in Florida, but I have seen it used by caterpillars in West Virginia and Kentucky. Eastern Black Swallowtails can be something of a pest to herb gardeners as they use parsley, fennel, dill, and rue. Queen Anne's Lace is a good plant to have nearby if you want to transfer the caterpillars so they can become butterflies without eating your herbs.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 23, 2013 10:02 AM concerning plant:
    Caterpillars of the Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly eat the leaves, and predatory insects such as the Green Lacewing will eat aphids living on this plant.
  • Posted by ZGadev (Varna,Bulgaria) on Jul 12, 2018 12:25 PM concerning plant:
    Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) or in Bulgarian Див морков и срамниче is a really useful herb!
    It can be used as a rich source of Vitamin A. It can be used also for: stomach problems, painkiller in high doses, antiparasitic and uterus problems!
    It's a common plant here in Varna, Bulgaria. It can be mostly found near the places where Yarrow grows.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 17, 2012 12:50 PM concerning plant:
    Kids (and adults) like this plant when the stems are cut and placed in a container of water that has had food dye added to it...the flower itself turns same color as the food dye.
  • Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Nov 16, 2011 2:10 AM concerning plant:
    Queen Anne's Lace can be identified by a tiny single red or purple flower in the middle of a flat cluster of hundreds of tiny white flowers. It should not be confused with the poisonous water hemlock.

    The first colonists arriving in America brought carrot seeds with them but the plant soon escaped from gardens and reverted to the wild state that we know as Queen Anne's Lace. The wild root is rich in vitamin A which is good for vision.
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 17, 2020 2:47 PM concerning plant:
    Ancestor of the cultivated carrot. The flowering heads served 18th-century English courtiers as "living lace", hence one of the common names (I'm not sure if this common name is listed in the database).
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 4, 2012 12:37 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar from this plant which produces a white honey.
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