'Daucus' is from 'daukos', which is Greek for carrot.
'Carrot' is Celtic meaning 'red of colour'.
The are numerous legends about how this plant became associated with and was named after Queen Anne, wife of King James I of England.
Devil's plague was a common name given by farmers who found this weed difficult to control; rantipole means rude and reckless.
It is not known if there are benefits associated with having a purple flower located in the center of some flower clusters. A study showed that insects were neither attracted nor repelled by the presence or absence of the flower.
The first year roots of wild carrot are reported to be edible, but care must be taken to not mistake poison hemlock for wild carrot.