Some questions have no answer. All we can do is shrug and laugh. For instance, whyizzit that:
...nibbles on the wild version of a cultivated plant always leave us wondering why anyone ever chose to eat it, let alone put centuries of work into cultivating and selecting!
This time, we tried Queen Anne's lace, which is Daucus carota, the species from which all carrots have been selected. The taste wasn't bad, just bland. But tough -- holey moley it was tough!