Queen Anne's Lace, also known as Wild Carrot, is biennial plant that
grows around 3 to 4 feet tall in its wild state. Its leaves are alternate
around the stem and are often very fern-like in appearance.
This is a wild carrot in many respects. If you dig up the roots of this
plant it would smell just like the cultivated carrots that we all think
The name of this plant "Queen Anne's Lace," comes from the
lacey structure of the flowers, which just so happened to be very popular
in Europe around ... you guessed it, Queen Anne's rule.
This plant has long been used for its medicinal properties. The seeds
can be very benificial for treating cystitis and prostatitis. The roots
are high in Vitamin A and the juice is said to have anti-cancer properties.
In addition the root juice is great for treating itchy skin.
Links to more information
Wild-Carrot Site - The ultimate site for Queen Anne's Lace, with
everything from history to recipies.