Wild Carrot (Queen Anne's Lace)



Found in waste spaces, along roadsides, and in open areas. Maps>

Flower cluster is white and more tightly organized than other similar species. All parts of the plant, most
especially the root, have a clear carrot-like smell. Leaves are fine and lacy. When the flower head goes to seed it has the look of a small, light brown bird’s nest.

When to collect:
Late spring, summer (first year roots, greens and flowers) and fall (for seeds).

Which parts are edible:
Flowers, young leaves, seeds and first year roots.

WARNING: The seeds of this plant were historically used as an herbal contraceptive. Women who are nursing, pregnant or trying to get pregnant should not eat any part of this plant.

Learn to identify and avoid the deadly similar species, water hemlock and poison hemlock.



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