Native SpeciesQueen Anne's Lace

Daucus carota
FOUND by b1grasslandsteam
2010-11-30
Augusta
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Teacher
Peer reviewed by Team
Field Notes
It was kind of a cold day, but there was no rain or snow. Our quadrat was placed about ten feet outside of the Cony woods. There was a small muddy hill in front of our quadrat, right next to one of the entrances to Cony. Our quadrat was surrounded by a bunch of Queen Anne's Lace plants and a few other plant species.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The plants that we found were about 1 meter tall, the average height for a Queen Anne's Lace plant. So, the height was about right as you can figure out from the picture above.
Photo of my evidence.
The fruit of a Queen Anne's Lace has hooked spines, that may attach themselves to human clothes or animal fur. You can clearly see the hooked spines in the picture about.
Photo of my evidence.
The Queen Anne's Lace plant flowers from May to September. The flowers are tiny and white in color. They grow in large clusters. When the flowers start to seed, it starts to become concave, and looks kind of like a bird's nest. You can clearly see how it looks like a bird's nest in the picture above.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Daucus carota
Common name:
Queen Anne's Lace
Count of individuals: 
10-20
Coverage: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.316990 °
Longitude: 
W -69.744460 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Cony fields and wood line
Trip date: 
Tue, 2010-11-30 13:10
Town or city: 
Augusta
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Lower Kennebec
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
5 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Walking trail
People
Recent disturbance
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

bud

Hooked spines - what a good point for your evidence. Nice to see up close to make the point of how much the plant can disperse seeds. Your pictures are wonderful to look at.

Great photos and descriptions of this plant in its "off-season". It's neat to see how a plant changes throughout the year and how nature has designed it to spread and seed in other places.