American Queen Anne's Lace
Daucus pusillus Michaux
Apiaceae [=Umbelliferae] (Parsley) Family
Plant is a tall, upright, few branching, hairy annual. Its preferred habitat is roadsides, ravines, ditches and the margin of thin woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are opposite on the stem; palm-like or bipinnately divided, linear to lance-like in outline, and rough to the touch.
The flowers are solitary on the stem; usually in a tight umbel subtended by rough bracts. Each flowers is bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. There will be five whitish-green petals. Flowers occur in late spring and throughout the summer.
Fruit is a an ovary with two or more seed chambers.