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This is a stunning dark-purple form of the popular Queen Anne's Lace!

Daucus carota, whose common names include wild carrot, bird's nest, bishop's lace, and Queen Anne's lace (North America), is a flowering plant with flowers that resembles lace; the red flower in the center is thought to represent a blood droplet where Queen Anne pricked herself with a needle when she was making the lace.

Extra caution should be used as it bears a close resemblance to poison hemlock. In addition, the leaves of the wild carrot may cause phytophotodermatitis, so caution should also be used when handling the plant. In Daucus carota, the amount of toxin overall is small, though it has been known to cause a slight intoxication to grazing large mammals, like cattle and horses, when ingested. Skin contact with Daucus carota foliage, especially wet foliage, or contact with the cell sap can cause skin irritation and vesication. The compound carotoxin is naturally found in Daucus carota. Lab tests show the compound to be toxic to mice and the water flea Daphnia magna.

Washington USA Restriction: Unfortunately these seeds are not permitted in Washington, USA. If we shipped they could be seized by the border, and possible fines could be imposed (they consider the buyer to be importer). Please do not order if you live in Washington. Any orders for this item will be refunded, minus a 2.00 processing fee. Thank you for your understanding. All other regions can safely order these seeds!

Seeds per pack: 5

Hardiness: 3-9

Germination: Ideally, these seeds are planted outdoors, in the location that they are to be grown. Lightly rake the soil until it is broken-up and 'fluffy', and then scatter the seeds on the soil. Water the seeds in. Be sure that the soil is consistently moist while they germinate and while they are tiny. After they mature they are tolerant of dry soil. These seeds can be started in spring, summer, or early fall if you live in a warm climate. In cooler climates, plant these seeds outdoors in spring, or start early indoors.

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