Queen Annes Lace

Queen Annes Lace is a broadleaf weed also referred to as Wild Carrot, Devil’s Plague and Lace Flower.  This biennial weed blooms from May to October during the second year of life.  This plant produces large white flowers which can reach several inches in size.  The flowers sit atop a long stem which may reach 4 feet tall when it is fully mature.  The leaves of this broadleaf weed resemble a fern.  Queen Annes Lace is commonly found in field and ditch areas where it is left undisturbed.  The tap-root of this plant is a carrot which is edible.  This broadleaf weed reproduces by seed.

Queen Annes Lace Flowers

Queen Annes Lace Flower

Wild Carrot Hairs on Stem

Queen Annes Lace

Daucus Carota


Treat this plant with a selective broadleaf herbicide when the plant is actively growing.

Similar broadleaf weeds.

  • Yarrow

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