Daucus carota is known by the common names Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot, or Bird's Nest. It grows along roadsides. In Fort Yargo State Park, it grows at the west end of the dam (segment 4/5). It began to bloom in mid June.
The flower head is just beginning to form.
A little further along…
And further still…
And further still….
The distinct florets are developing.
The characteristic flower head is taking shape.
In full bloom
A close up of the florets
Occasionally, the florets are pinkish
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's Lace) is native to Europe. It grows in all states in the United States and most provinces in Canada.
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- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Daucus carota (Queen Anne's Lace)
- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Daucus carota
- Southeastern Flora: Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)
- Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Daucus carota (Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot, Bird's Nest)
- Missouri Plants: Daucus carota
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower – Wildflower Index