Queen Annes Lace

Queen Anne's Lace, also known as wild carrot, bishop?s lace or Daucus carota, is a flower native to Europe and grows across Europe and North America. The root of Queen Anne's lace is edible when the plant in young, but becomes stiff and woody as the plant matures. This flower is generally considered a weed, but the intricate and original blooms can brighter any bouquet.

The blossom of the Queen Anne's Lace is an umbrella shaped, lacy bundle of white florets. The blooms can be as wide as three inches and the plant grows three to four feet tall. Because the USDA has listed Queen Anne's Lace as a noxious weed, one should take great care and consideration before introducing it to one's garden. If left unattended, this flower can quickly overtake a garden plot. For this reason, Queen Anne's Lace makes a better house or greenhouse plant where the conditions can be carefully controlled. These beauties are very easy to grow in that they really need quite literally no attention other than water that mimics normal precipitation. Queen Anne's Lace thrives even in poor soil and arid climates. In fact, it's so adaptable it can overtake other growth. But a small bundle of Queen Anne's Lace is a thoughtful and inexpensive gift for any person in your life.

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