Connecticut Plants
Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot)
Daucus carota L.

Queen Anne's lace was introduced from Europe as a medicinal plant. The vegetable carrot was bred from this plant.

  • Family: carrot (Apiaceae)
  • Habitat: dry fields, roadsides
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: tiny, in clusters 3-5 inches across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: May to October
  • Origin: Europe
Daucus carota L.

A viceroy butterfly on Queen Anne's lace.

Daucus carota L.