The Queen’s Lace

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Queen Anne’s Lace is a biennial – it flowers in its second year, producing seeds to spread far and wide. Flowering is metabolically expensive so it garners all its energy from the root. In the first year, the production is all underground storing all its resources in the root. It’s in that first year that carrots are edible. The cultivated carrots are a variety of the wild plant.

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