Both Daucus carota, Queen Anne’s lace, and its near-lookalike cousin, Ammi majus (false Queen Anne’s lace, it’s sometimes called) are aliens imported from other shores (though the former will be mentioned as a wildflower in many places, since it has naturalized for so long over such large areas). The latter is for sale as an annual in various places, and grown as a cut flower as well in the floriculture industry. But just so there is no confusion that it’s "well-behaved," please note: Ammi majus has naturalized in places like California. What you touch on here is the same topic we discussed on the blog not long ago when the dame’s rocket or Hesperis matronalis was in bloom. You can see what people said about that in the comments, and the same points of view could be applied here, I suspect. http://awaytogarden.com/dames-rocket-asset-or-invader
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