Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lace made by a Queen.

I love wild flowers. One of my favorite's are Queen Anne's lace. Daucus Carota, commonly called Wild Carrot, Bird's Nest, Bishop's Lace and Queen Anne's lace. This is the scene in a pasture down the road from our house.
An entire field of Queen Anne's lace.
Legend tells us that the tiny darker flower in the center represents a blood droplet where Queen Anne pricked herself with her needle whilemaking the lace. The function of the tiny darker flower in the center is to attract insects.
Each of these close ups were taken in my yard.
Given the choice, I love to let plants grow and see what comes up.
Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them. A.A. Milne


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

How lucky you are!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you included the fairy tale. :)

Nikki Hardin said...

When I was growing up in KY, Queen Anne's Lace grew wild in the ditches and fields, and despite it being considered a weed, I've always loved it and the story behind it!

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