Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

Queen Anne's Lace or Wild Carrot
​Daucus carota

​Family: Carrot/Parsley

Introduced
Biennial (In first year, produces only fern-like leaves.)

Blooms: June to September
Habitat: Dry disturbed natural areas

​Height: up to 1.6 m
 
Flower cluster: 6-15 cm dense compound umbel, made up of many umbelets, embraced by a whorl of finely forked green bracts.

​Flowers: tiny, white. Immature flowers may be pinkish. There is often a single dark purplish flower in the centre of the cluster.

​When mature, the umbel curls inwards resembling a bird's nest.  

​Related to the cultivated carrot, but has a white tap root.