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Daucus carota
Queen Anne's Lace/Wild Carrot
Family:
Umbelliferae


picture: mid-August 2004

Origin:
Eurasia

Type:
biennial, self seeding.

Flowering/Fruiting:
Flowering April to October.

Uses/Part used:
flowers, roots, leaves

Catchtail Comments:
We love having a wide variety of umbels on the property as a natural pest control. Umbeliferous flowers attract small wasps (as pollinators) which lay their eggs on the larva of fruit 'pest', so that they can eat them when they hatch. For us this means...less bigs eating our fruit! And we don't have to use noxious substances, just have more flowers!

Links:
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/c/carwil25.html

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