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common name: Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's Lace
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Biennial wildflower of erect, branching habit, growing from a large tap-root. Very finely divided bi-pinnate leaves. Large umbels of small white flowers with a red-purple floret in the centre, produced in mid and late summer. Spiny purple seed cases follow.
Well drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil. Best in a sunny position. Will grow in sandy areas near the sea.
Sometimes used as a medicinal herb.
An essential oil is extracted from the seed.
Probably native to western Asia and the Mediterranean, but now found wild in many areas.
Parent of the cultivated carrot.