wild carrot

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Recent Examples on the Web This plant can reach heights up to 14 feet tall, and hairy stalks and white flower clusters closely resemble the wild carrot (also known as Queen Anne's lace). Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "13 Toxic Wild Plants That Look Like Food," 13 Aug. 2019 Some of the wildflowers were familiar - clover, buttercups, daisies, wild carrot. Adrian Higgins, chicagotribune.com, "Exploring the wild beauty of Scotland’s Western Isles," 18 Oct. 2019 During my visit, the fields were a study in yellow and white, the latter provided by the wild carrot and bladder campion. Adrian Higgins, chicagotribune.com, "Exploring the wild beauty of Scotland’s Western Isles," 18 Oct. 2019 Duff primes her face with calendula oil and a wild carrot eye stick, combs out her eyelash extensions, and gets to work. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Here's Exactly How Hilary Duff Contours Her Nose Every Morning," 16 Sep. 2019 People sometimes eat the roots of wild carrot, called Queen Anne's lace, which bears a striking resemblance to poison hemlock. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Poison hemlock and wild parsnip: Rain causes dangerous weeds to flourish," 19 July 2018 The scent is also absolutely unique, with high notes coming from wild carrot seed oil. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, "L.A.’s Favorite Green Beauty Destination (Finally!) Opens in New York," 12 Sep. 2018 Grow nectar plants with small flowers, such as dill, parsley, wild carrot, and yarrow, to bring them to your garden. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "10 Insects You Should Actually Want Around Your Plants," 11 May 2016

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circa 1538, in the meaning defined above

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26 Apr 2020

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“Wild carrot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20carrot. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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