Queen Anne's lace


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Queen Anne's lace

or

wild carrot,

herb (Daucus carota) of the family Umbelliferae (carrotcarrot,
common name for some members of the Umbelliferae, a family (also called the parsley family) of chiefly biennial or perennial herbs of north temperate regions. Most are characterized by aromatic foliage, a dry fruit that splits when mature, and an umbellate inflorescence
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 family), native to the Old World but naturalized and often weedy throughout North America. Similar in appearance to the cultivated carrot (which is believed to have been derived from this plant), it has feathery foliage but a woody root. The tiny white flowers bloom in a lacy, flat-topped cluster (called an umbel) until they wither, when the cluster becomes nest-shaped (whence another of its names, bird's nest). The plant was formerly used in folk medicine as a diuretic and a stimulant. Queen Anne's lace is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Apiales, family Umbelliferae.
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The flowers and foliage of 'Queen Anne's lace' are so picturesque that during the reign of James 1 (1556-1625) King of England (James V1 of Scotland) ladies adorned their clothes and hats with them together with fruit, flowers and feathers and other items of nature's beautiful gifts.
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Queen Anne's lace is a popular title, perfectly describing the delicacy of the flowers that make up each flower head in their hundreds.