wild carrot (Daucus carota)

  • All wild plants must be regarded as inedible when not accompanied by an appropriately qualified professional.
  • Another folk name for wild carrot is "Queen Anne's Lace" referring to the lacy looking flowers.
  • The leaves and flowers of the wild carrot smell just like carrot.
  • The flowers of wild carrot are typically characterised by a dark spot in the middle of the lacy flower head.
  • All parts of the wild carrot may be eaten, including the flowers which can be added to salads.
  • When you first see the roots they are rather disappointingly small compared to modern carrots.