ROADWEEDS OF THE UPPER PENINSULA
|Queen-Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)|
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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