Daucus carota formerly known as Daucus gingidium subsp. gingidium and commonly known as Carrot, Wild carrot, Queen anne's lace, and Bird's nest is a good source of pollen and nectar for honey bees. "[Blooms} June to September. Labrador, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New
Brunswick, west to Saskatchewan and British Columbia. A common weed of dry fields, pastures, and waste places. Introduced; a native of Eurasia. (Crompton, C. W., & Wojtas, W. A. (1993). Pollen grains of Canadian honey plants.) "There are only a few reports of bees working wild carrot. The honey is usually described as white with a mild flavor but it is rarely obtained pure. Cultivated carrots grown for seed have been reported to produce a surplus in California." (Lovell, H. B. (1966). Honey Plants Manual) "Afghanistan. Biennial vegetable and seed crop. Garden escape along roadsides. Seed production...From large fields honey may sometimes be obtained. It is reddish-golden and has a sickly-sweet aroma when fresh. Pellets have a dark beige colour and a mild taste." (Johannsmeier, M. F. (2016). Beeplants of South Africa: Sources of Nectar, Pollen, Honeydew and Propolis for Honeybees)
Also known as Ceelwortel in Afrikaans; Porkkana in Finnish; Carotte sauvage in French; Möhre in German; Marchew zwyczajna in Polish; morcov in Romanian; vildmorot in Swedish; moronen y maes in Welsh; respectively.
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Some people call them weeds. #queenanneslace