Wild Carrot flowers are sometimes called Queen Anne's Lace. The name refers to the story that the wife of James I (VI of Scotland) supposedly pricked her finger and a drop of blood fell on her white lace. There is frequently a tiny red flower in the middle in the midst of the while blossom. The plant has a long white tap root which was developed by the Dutch in the 17th century to produce a more succulent orange root which is more palatable while the wild carrot is tough and fairly bitter.

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