Queen Anne’s Lace

Common Name: Queen Anne’s Lace, Wild Carrot, Bird’s Nest, Bishop’s Lace

Botanical Name: Daucus Carota

Family: Apiaceae

Native: Temperate regions of Europe and Southwest Asia. Naturalized to North America and Australia.

Colors: White and a hint of purple.

Description: Queen Anne’s lace resembles lace fabric. The flowers have a flat-topped white umbel and oftentimes showcase a solitary purple dot in the center of the cluster. Each cluster is made up of numerous tiny white flowers. The roots of this beauty smell like carrots.

Shelf Life Tips: Short-lived cut flower. Vase life consist of 3-5 days.

Fun Facts: Queen Anne’s lace earned its common name from a legend that tells of Queen Anne of England pricking her finger and a drop of blood landed on the white lace she was sewing.