Also known as Queen Anne's lace, this non-regulated Class C noxious weed is widespread in Washington and not generally considered a concern. However, control is required in certain areas because of the impact to commercial carrot growers. This species is also on the Washington quarantine list (known as the prohibited plants list) and it is prohibited to transport, buy, sell, offer for sale, or to distribute plants or plant parts, seeds in packets, blends or "wildflower mixes" of this species, into or within the state of Washington. For more information about noxious weed regulations and definitions, see Noxious weed lists and laws.
Additional information on wild carrot
- Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board (external link)
What to do if you find this plant in King County, Washington
We can provide advice on how to control wild carrot, but there is generally no legal requirement to do so.