Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) — Seeds




This is a Queen Anne’s Lace.

Queen Anne’s Lace is self-fertile, has white flowers, is drought tolerant and a dynamic accumulator. USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8.

This wild carrot was seeded throughout Rainbow Grove long before we got here. The ornate umbel of white flowers make the meadows of our baby food forest come alive during the summer months. Although some might consider it an invasive weed, we know how much local wildlife depend on this plant for food and shelter. Although not native, it is naturalized throughout the Pacific Northwest and in our valley, so the Queen Anne’s Lace growing here is adapted to acidic clay soil and summer drought.

Seeds Per Gram: 1000
Common Name: Queen Anne’s Lace
Latin Name: Daucus carota
Family: Apiaceae
Bloom (species): white flowers
Tree (species): drought tolerant
a dynamic accumulator
Pollination (species): self-fertile
Other Common Names: Wild Carrot
Lifecycle: Biennial
Forest Layer: Root
Food Type: Vegetable
Height: 1-4ft
Width: 1-3ft
Hardiness (species): 4-8
Sun: Full, Partial
PNW Naturalized: Yes
Native Range: Europe, including Britain, from Scandinavia south and east to N. Africa, China and eastern India.
Habitats: Cultivated and waste land, amongst grass, especially by the sea and on chalk.
Soil PH: 5.5-8.5
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay
Water Needs: Average
Flower Type: Hermaphroditic
Pollinated By: Flies, Beetles
Wildlife Supported: Flies, Beetles
Food Uses: Root – cooked. Thin and stringy. Sometimes added to soups only for flavoring, but taken out before the soup is eaten. The flower clusters can be french-fried to produce a carrot-flavored gourmet’s delight. The aromatic seed is used as a flavoring in stews etc. The dried roasted roots are ground into a powder and are used for making coffee.
Other Uses: An essential oil obtained from the seed has an orris-like scent. It is used in perfumery and as a food flavoring. The oil has also been used cosmetically in anti-wrinkle creams.
Sources: pfaf.org

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