Plant ID forum: Need help identifying

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Aupartin87
Mar 30, 2017 7:51 AM CST
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Aupartin87
Mar 30, 2017 8:16 AM CST
This plant is in a flower bed at new home I just bought.
Name: Sasha Wiseman
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DaisyRyder
Mar 30, 2017 8:19 AM CST
Wild carrot. Daucus carota.

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Name: Sasha Wiseman
Fl. (Zone 8b)
I'm quite frond of plants.
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DaisyRyder
Mar 30, 2017 8:30 AM CST
... Makes a pretty flower too. ;)

Aupartin87
Mar 30, 2017 8:31 AM CST
Thanks. Do you know if this could have been planted or does it actually grow wild I live in upstate South Carolina.
Name: Sasha Wiseman
Fl. (Zone 8b)
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DaisyRyder
Mar 30, 2017 9:44 AM CST
Could be either one. I intentionally planted some in my garden because of the story behind Queen Ann's Lace, which is another name for wild carrot. Legend has it that Queen Ann was stitching up the lace of her dress when she pricked herself with a needle and bled on the white fabric. The flower of daucus carota is a cluster of tiny white blossoms that somewhat resemble lace when viewed from above. In this flower cluster there is one red flower, symbolizing Queen Ann's blood.
However, I have seen it growing wild on several occasions and in many states. Bird droppings carry the seed and the rhizome (is a carrot a rhizome? Tuber, I think.) naturalizes and spreads.
Another fun fact, it takes two years after starting from seed to flower. I give my dogs frozen carrots in the Summer as a treat. After two years waiting for this plant to flower, I was excited. It had just blossomed when my dogs dug it up and ate the carrot. -.- That's okay though, that was years ago and they don't dig up my gardens anymore. Plus I have a nice patch of them in the back yard and I get to see that mythical flower every year.
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Name: Sasha Wiseman
Fl. (Zone 8b)
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DaisyRyder
Mar 30, 2017 9:48 AM CST
The flower.

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Aupartin87
Mar 30, 2017 4:26 PM CST
Nice story behind it, thanks for all your help.
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 30, 2017 5:44 PM CST
Are the stems hairy? Its hard to tell in the photo.
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mellielong
Mar 31, 2017 1:11 AM CST
It's a host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly so there's always incentive to grow it for that reason. Also, if it gets covered in caterpillars, you'll know why!
Name: Sasha Wiseman
Fl. (Zone 8b)
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DaisyRyder
Mar 31, 2017 11:08 AM CST
Melanie, is that a Zebra butterfly in your profile pic? That's the Fl. state butterfly. Woot!
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plantladylin
Mar 31, 2017 12:05 PM CST
Aupartin87, Welcome!

Your plant looks like Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) to me also.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Mar 31, 2017 12:08 PM CST
DaisyRyder said:Melanie, is that a Zebra butterfly in your profile pic? That's the Fl. state butterfly. Woot!

Daisy, that does appear to be the Zebra Longwing B'fly in Melanie's avatar photo. Melanie is the moderator for our forum "Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees": https://garden.org/forums/view... Green Grin! and she is very knowledgeable about Butterflies!

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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Mar 31, 2017 2:00 PM CST
Yup, representing the official Florida state butterfly and the best forum on NGA! I may be biased, though. Hilarious!

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