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Plant ID Please
This grows wild here. Not sure if it is a weed or not.



Dscf1801

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Hello Lil,
I think this might be Daucus carota (Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's Lace). Have a look here -

http://www.canadaplants.ca/display.php?id=2279

9 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Mark! Just had a look and you are right!

'The botanical name is Daucus carota. This biennial is also commonly known as Wild Carrot, growing in dry fields, open places and roadsides. The plant was brought from Europe, and the carrots that we consume nowadays were cultivated from Queen Anne’s lace'

9 Jul, 2012

 

Lol! I think our comments just passed each other on the wires Lil. I realised I omitted the Latin name so altered my post! ;-))

9 Jul, 2012

 

the true wild carrot usually has one deep red flower in the middle, legend has it is a drop of her blood. there are many members of this family. what were the larger leaves of it like?

9 Jul, 2012

 

There is a similar looking plant grows along the river here Lil....don't know it's name though! It gets pretty big and seeds everywhere!!!!!
Not much use am I :))))

9 Jul, 2012

 

I just googled it and discovered that the seeds have been successfully used as contraceptives! The stuff you learn on here...

9 Jul, 2012

 

'Beautiful' it would be welcome in my garden ;-)

9 Jul, 2012

 

Very similar to that of carrots Seaburn. Interesting legend!

Don't worry about being of use Angie...I like you just the way you are ;)

Hmmm, and here I thought my situation was due to the lack of sex Stera! :0 ;)))

Thanks Windy. Have come to agree with you. Have always pulled them from the garden but have changed my mind this year.

10 Jul, 2012

 

Never mind Lil, we live in hope...

10 Jul, 2012

 

Lol Stera! :)

10 Jul, 2012

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