Native SpeciesQueen Anne's Lace

Daucus carota
FOUND by 4 Seasons
Grand Isle
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by 4 Seasons
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Field Notes
I have long assumed that there wasn't much Queen Anne's Lace around the St. John Valley. When I happen to see it, it catches my attention. I grew up in Portsmouth, NH where it's abundant and I know what it looks like. Recently while biking, I noticed in one place across the road from an organic farm, what looked like actual Queen Anne's Lace. Today I went back to investigate. I looked all along the road nearby, and found it only in one little patch by the farm. It makes me wonder if someone planted seeds there.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Some of the flowers were starting to go to seed. These were concave like a bird's nest. The seeds were covered in tiny spines to help them hitch a ride on my clothes.
Photo of my evidence.
The stem is grooved and hairy. When I picked some flowers to bring to class, I noticed the strong carrot smell where I bruised the stems.
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves are compound pinnate. The leaflets are lobed and end in a point.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Daucus carota
Common name:
Queen Anne's Lace
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 47.323810 °
W -68.173000 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Grand Isle, Rte 1
Trip date: 
Wed, 2010-08-04 13:58
Town or city: 
Grand Isle
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Saint John


All science aside, this is by far one of the most visually satisfying species observations I've seen on this site!