Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot USDA PLANTS Symbol: DACA6
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Daucus carota L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Apiales: Apiaceae
Native Range: Eurasia (BAIL);

Queen Anne’s lace is a biennial plant that is native to Europe and southwest Asia that grows to 3.3 ft. (1 m) in height. Leaves are pinnately divided and deeply dissected into narrow segments. The stem is coarsely hairy and, during flowering time, is topped with an umbel of small, white flowers. Sometimes there is a dark purple flower in the center of the umbel. Queen Anne’s lace can be found in sun to partial shade along roadsides, old fields and waste places.

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Flower(s);
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
John Cardina, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Feature(s); inflorescenece and infructescence
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Closed. Iowa
Wendy VanDyk Evans, , Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); in flower
Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org
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Infestation;
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s);
Ken Chamberlain, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 625.
USDA PLANTS Database, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Antietam National Battlefield (Maryland)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina & Tennessee)
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (West Virginia)
Manassas National Battlefield Park (Virginia)
Monocacy National Battlefield Park (Maryland)
Stones River National Battlefield (Tennessee)



Invasive Listing Sources:
City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Faith Campbell, 1998
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council
Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
Missouri Department of Conservation,
Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, 2004
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998
South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council