Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) is an introduced species.
During the later part of the summer, it becomes the dominant plant in many pastures. This pasture has been overrun with them.
We call it Queen Anne’s lace, but it’s actually better known by a different name.
All you have to do is pick a flower and smell the stem.
It smells exactly like a carrot.
Queen Anne’s lace, as strange as this might sound, is to the domestic carrot what a wolf is to a dog.
Domestic carrots are just a cultivar of this species that produces a large tasty taproot.
North Americans always call this species Queen Anne’s lace.
The name derives from Queen Anne (Anne of Denmark, James I’s wife). She supposedly pricked her finger while making lace, which is represented by the red dot in the middle of this “lacy” flower.