Queen Anne's Lace
July 14, 2010
Queen Anne's Lace aka wild carrot is a fairly common weed here. The plant was introduced from Europe. It is a biennial that blooms from May through October. Some consider Queen Anne's Lace invasive as it can crowd out native plants but most find this pretty weed easy to control. The tap root which is a carrot is edible although the leaves are toxic and can cause a rash. The plant is actually a beneficial weed attracting pollinators and caterpillars of the Eastern Black Swallowtail. It can be grown in gardens if desired to help attract beneficial pollinators and predators like Green Lacewing that attack aphids.