Daucus carota
Queen Anne's lace

Daucus carota
Daucus carota
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Daucus carota L. 
Common name: Queen Anne's lace
Group: dicot
Family: Apiaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: introduced from Europe
Plant height: 1 - 3'
Foliage: alternate leaves, divided, stem covered with bristly hairs
Flower: white, in umbels
Flowering time: May to October
Habitat: dry fields, roadsides
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Carrots were bred from this plant. Several other plants look similar, but are highly toxic.