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How Long Do Queen Anne's Lace Flowers Bloom?

By Cameron Delaney
Queen Anne's lace blooms all summer.
Queen Anne's Lace image by tech from Fotolia.com

Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota) gets its name from the round clusters of tiny white flowers that form atop its tall stalks. The biennial herb, also known as "wild carrot," has a six-month blooming period.

Time Frame

Queen Anne's lace blooms from May through October, according to North Carolina State University. Because Queen Anne's Lace is a biennial, its life cycle is two years, with flowers appearing during the second year, according to Fairfax County Public Schools.

Features

The plant's tiny flowers grow in 3- to 4-inch-wide, flat clusters. Each flower produces two seeds, which it releases from mid-summer through mid-winter, according to North Carolina State University. Queen Anne's lace stalks can reach 1 to 4 feet tall.

Significance

Queen Anne's Lace can crowd out native species. In Ohio, Iowa, Michigan and Washington, it is classified as a noxious weed, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fun Fact

Queen Anne's Lace produces an edible root that is a type of carrot, according to Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

About the Author

 

Cameron Delaney is a freelance writer for trade journals and websites and an editor of nonfiction books. As a journalist, Delaney worked for wire services, newspapers and magazines for more than 20 years. Delaney's degrees include a bachelor's degree in journalism from Pennsylvania State and a master's degree in liberal arts from University of Denver.