||Erect herb, 1-4 ft tall. Leaves
lance-shaped in outline, but intricately dissected. Flower
heads in an irregular, flat-topped cluster. Each flower
head has about a dozen dirty white ray flowers in a nearly
spherical button surrounded by 4-6 white, sometimes pinkish, ray
flowers, each notched at the end of the single petal.
common weed of roadsides and fields. Occasionally
cultivated as an ornamental; cultivated forms exist with deep
pink or yellow ray flowers. In Wildwood common in the
butterfly meadows and along Wildwood Drive and the Riverway bike
Easily identified as there is nothing else quite like it in
the park. At first glance it might be confused with
Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus
carota), but that has somewhat different leaves and very
different flower clusters.