Native SpeciesQueen Anne's Lace

Daucus carota
FOUND by StarbucksSquad
ID Questioned
Quality checked by Ms. Fitz
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Field Notes
It is November 8th, 2018. Our class is outside the schoolyard at Freeport Middle School. We can smell pine trees. The air outside is cold at a temperature of 47 degrees Fahrenheit. There was a small breeze and the sun peeked out from behind the clouds. We hear cars going by on the highway. We looked for our species, the Wild Carrot, known as Queen Anne’s Lace. Our location is right next to a small pond and we could still see the school out of the corner of our eyes. The baseball diamond was to the right of us. The day before we had a lot of rain and the field that our species was in was damp with water. Our quadrant was placed over a patch of Queen Anne’s Lace. Our patch of Queen Anne's Lace was on the edge of the woods and had a lot of tall grasses near it. There were approximately 10 stems in the patch that we observed. When we put our quadrat over the flowers we had to push some grass, leaves, and other stems out of the way. We were surprised to find a monarch chrysalis hanging from the stem of our species. It was a dead monarch butterfly in its chrysalis. We went out 6 days later and it was still there but in harsher conditions. The chrysalis has a black top, one of the signs that indicate it’s dead.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves are in an alternate pattern and have a pointed end. Even though our leaves were dead we could still see the pattern on the stem that the leaves were on.
Photo of my evidence.
One stem out of the patch of Queen Anne's Lace we observed was 1 meter and 77 centimeters. Usually, a stem of Queen Anne's Lace is 1 meter long.
Photo of my evidence.
The shape of the flower also helped us indicate that it was the Queen Anne's lace because the flower had caved in to the shape of a bird's nest with seeds in the middle and flowers around the outside.
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: 
Flower (plants)
Vegetative structures (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.864679 °
W -70.105438 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Freeport Middle School Pond
Trip date: 
Fri, 2018-11-09 19:14
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
5 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Walking trail
Recent disturbance
Tree canopy cover: 
Soil moisture: 


Hi StarbucksSquad,

I'm almost certain this is Queen Anne's Lace like you said, but the only thing keeping me from confirming this ID is the stem. The major difference between Queen Anne's Lace and Water Hemlock (a look-a-like) is the presence of bristly hairs on the stem. I couldn't see those in your photographs which is why I questioned this observation.

If you have a good picture of the stem then I can re-visit this ID. Great work!