Slow Flower of The Month
Queen Anne's lace
- Scientific Name :
- Daucus carota L. subsp. carota
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Queen Anne’s lace, unlike the royal sound of the name, it is the wild species of vegetable carrot. It is the common characteristic of Apiaceae family to have the small flowers gathered in a funnel shape, and there is no exception with Queen Anne’s lace. The little flowers bloom from May through June.
You may notice it resembles the commonly known lace flower at first glance, but they are different varieties although belonging under the same family. Its roots do not form like the vegetable carrot we are so familiar with, but its leaves and flowers are edible.
Although wild, the delicate details of the white flowers prove the plant fit for its royal name.