The flower Head of a Wild Carrot plant - "Daucus Carota" , a biennial of fairly infertile,
free draining and usually calcareous soils, especially near the sea.
A White Umblifer with , as in this photo , a single Red flower in the centre.
Also known as Queen Anne's Lace , Fools Parsley , this is a plant with feathery
leaves and dainty , lacy flowers.
Unlike cultivated carrots, the wild carrot's root is tough and stringy and not
Once flowered the umbel folds inward, clearly showing the three forked bracts ,
and the developing head of seed becomes concave. The whole structure has a
distinctive "bird’s nest" appearance which can be present throughout winter.
Location: Freshwater West