Wild Carrot aka Queen Anne’s Lace
vs. Poisonous Hemlock
The roots of young carrots are very edible, although as they age they become more woody and inedible.
Tell Them Apart: Look for purple blotches or spots on the smooth (hairless) stems of Poison Hemlock. Wild carrot stems are usually covered in hairs, while hemlock is bare.
Wild Carrot Range: Throughout the United States and Canada Photo by Joaquim Alves Gaspar Photo by Gary A. Monroe Photo by Doug Goldman, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database Poisonous Hemlock Range: Throughout the United States...