Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)

The Wild Carrot is a common plant of our cliff tops and chalk grassland. They have a lovely domed flower head that consists of lots of small florets, a bit like a cauliflower!

When the first come out they often have a small red patch at the centre and the country name for the plant is Queen Anne's Lace, the flowers looking like lace and the small red spot in the middle looking like a small patch of blood where the lacemaker pricked their finger with their needle!

Flowering from June until August this is another umbellifer that is very popular with insects of all kinds and is a good hunting ground for insect photographers.

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