Queen Anne's Lace, Queen Annes Lace, Wild Carrot Daucus carota

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Botanical Name:

Daucus carota seeds with burrs attached







Common Name:

Queen Anne's Lace, Queen Annes Lace, Wild Carrot

Seeds Per Pound:
0.19 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
3 feet
Collection Locale:
Genoa, NY
Crop Year:
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
In Stock: 0.19 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
1 oz
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* Daucus carota ( common names include wild carrot , (UK) bird's nest , bishop's lace , and (US) Queen Anne's lace ) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae , native to temperate regions of Europe , southwest Asia and naturalised to northeast North America and Australia, domesticated carrots are cultivars of a subspecies, Daucus carota subsp. sativus .
* The wild carrot, when freshly cut, will draw or change color depending on the color of the water it is in. Note that this effect is only visible on the "head" or flower of the plant. Carnation also exhibits this effect. This occurrence is a popular science experiment in primary grade school.
* The flower clusters can be french-fried to produce a carrot-flavoured gourmet's delight. The aromatic seed is used as a flavouring in stews etc. The dried roasted roots are ground into apowder and are used for making coffee. more...
* A teaspoon of crushed seeds has long been used as a form of natural birth control; its use for this purpose was first described by Hippocrates over 2,000 years ago. Research conducted on mice has offered a degree of confirmation for this use—it was found that wild carrot disrupts the implantation process, which reinforces its reputation as a contraceptive. Chinese studies have also indicated that the seeds blockprogesterone synthesis, which could explain this effect.
* Good Meadow biannual flower, blooming in the summer with edible flowers and roots more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov