Queen Anne flower

Queen Anne’s lace is a common name for a plant and most often refers to the species Daucus carota. a white, flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of Europe and southwest Asia, and naturalized to North America and Australia.

The history of Daucus carota and its cultivation in different parts of the world can be traced back through historical texts and artwork. Paintings from the 16th and 17th century, for example, that are of maids in a market or farmer’s most recent crop scan be of great information on carrot’s history.


Studying these paintings can show how and when different subspecies developed. Yellow or red roots were found to be cultivated in Turkey, North Africa, and Spain.

Anthocyanins were also shown in the paintings. Belonging to the carrot family, Queen Anne’s lace is a biennial that is also known as wild carrot.

Early Europeans cultivated Queen Anne’s lace, and the Romans ate it as a vegetable.

American colonists boiled the taproots, sometimes in wine as a treat. Interestingly, Queen Anne’s lace is high in sugar (second only to the beet among root vegetables) and sometimes it was used among the Irish, Hindus, and Jews to sweeten puddings and other foods.

Growing Queen Anne’s Lace is all too easy. All it takes to add them to your field is to spread a few seeds around. Next, year, you will have plenty.


If you want some for a garden setting, spread the seeds in the location you have chosen. They require little attention.

Queen Anne’s Lace has been used as an antiseptic diuretic for treatment of skin diseases, cystitis and prostatitis. The seeds have been used to help wash out urinary stones.

The roots have been used as antacids, and a poultice of roots to relieve itchy skin.