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Queen-Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) 

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The umbrella-shaped flower head of Queen-Anne's lace is called an "umbel", which gives rise to the family name of Umbelliferae.  When the flower head matures, it curls to form a cup or a bowl, resembling a bird-nest.  The dry brown "bird-nests" usually persist well into the winter.  Carrots were cultivated from Queen-Anne's lace, although the roots are now very different. 


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