Queen Anne's Lace has beautiful white flowers
The carrots brought over by the Pilgrims escaped captivity and adapted to growing conditions in most of the country. It's a wild carrot, not orange, but white, and doesn't have the flavor that we love in cultured carrots. Host plant for Black Swallowtail caterpillar, although it's not a preferred host plant. The leaves are too tough, and the caterpillars prefer parsley or fennel, but in a pinch, they WILL eat this plant.
Not a true native plant in the US, but a great wildflower. Found in meadows and fields..
Light: Full sun
Propagation: Seeds - sow where it grows, keep moist until leaves appear, then it grows like a weed. Has a long taproot (a carrot) and doesn't transplant well.
Soil and Fertility: Well-drained, unfertile soil.
Dependable bloomer that provides nectar for the beneficial insects that prey on aphids. I've seen many insects nectaring on this flower.
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