This plant is cultivated for its enlarged, edible root and is commonly known as the carrot. The original species, from which the carrot was developed, came from Europe and is known as Queen Anne's Lace. Their foliage is fine and lacy and the roots vary in size and shape, but are usually orange-red or yellow. Their flowers, which are small and white, don't usually grow until the year following that in which the seeds were sown. Carrots provide carotene, which becomes Vitamin A when absorbed by the body.