Ammi probably comes from the Greek ammos: sand, because the plant grows in sandy places, Majus means large. Ammi is an annual flower and her small, lace-like flowers also give her the name Queen Anne's Lace. Ammi belongs to the same plant family as Carrot, Parsley and Celery, all of which have the characteristic umbel flower shape with a central flower stalk breaking out into smaller stems and then topped with many small flowers at the apex. The flower heads when dry close up and this makes for a really interesting stem structure. The bunches of dried flowers Dried Queen Anne's Lace are 40 - 50 cm long and are available in a wide range of colours.