Queen Anne's lace, wild carrot
Q is for QUEEN Anne's lace
During August this wild biennial is widely seen in disturbed habitats such as roadsides, meadows and fields. The plant's umbels look lacy closeup and...
At different heights and stages of bloom
masses of them look lacy from a distance. They are are also known as wild carrots because they ARE wild carrots, relatives of the vegetable. In fact, the roots are edible if eaten when young. You might need to be desperately hungry to appreciate them, though, as they are tougher and more wiry than the cultivated variety.
Seed head of Queen Anne's lace
Drying seed head
Can you see why this wildflower is sometimes called "bird's nest"?
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A perennial favourite of mine, however.
Yep, not sure I'd want to cut them up in MY salad. :-)
I see them everywhere. They survivors.
Awesome captures from nature. Love the depth of field in these as well.
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I don't see nearly as much queen anne's lace as I used to. It is very photogenic, as you have so nicely proven.
LINDAS! bjs, chica
Lovely images, the first photo is my favorite. Have a happy day!
the close up looks so nice. Ya it looks a bit like bird nest
The details are spectacular!
I can, looks amazing from beginning to end. Excellent macros EG.
this would make a great birds nest, just move right in it. these are really pretty in all their stages.
EG, I think that first shot is probably the best shot of Queen Anne's Lace I have ever seen!
I love these and your captures, as always!!
I think the city has too many maintained areas now since I don't see as much of it as I used to. Your oics are great, EG! The bird's nest is quite unusual.
Very intricate and delicate looking 'lace'!
Beautiful flowers. I have photographed the flowers,but now I need to find some seed heads. They are quite decorative.
I love these lacy, delicate flowers.
Lovely details in these shots, EG!
Beautiful ... I've photographed QA Lace and even blogged about it, and have loved it for decades ... Yet never knew until this minute that it was really a wild carrot! Thanks for my new thing to learn for the day!
I love Queen Anne's lace. We had tons of it here this past spring and through the summer. I think it's all gone now. I didn't know it was a type of carrot, however. Can't wait to see it again to check those out!
Your photos are my favorite !
I didn't know all this! They are quite beautiful!
Cute photos you've done this wildly growing plant. Regards.
Ah! A childhood friend - long unseen. Thank You!
Thanks for the ID of the last shot. I captured a shot of one these. Lovely images!
Delightful post! I've always loved this plant. It is so delicate. I like to mix it in with a bouquet of flowers.
It does look like a bird's nest. And lace because of flowers right? I didn't know it's a carrot relative. Haven't seen it uprooted yet so I have no idea how it could look like.
I always love Queen Anne's lace an your shots are marvellous.
Beautiful post and photos for Q ~ Queen Anne Lace is always delightful.
Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol
Cool flowering! Excellent capture on its varied stages
this is one of my fave blooms - so lovely! ( ;
Lovely beautiful flowers
Lovely beautiful flowers
I have always liked Queen Anne's lace, even if it is a "native species" (i.e. weed). Love your views on it here.
I didn't know that wild carrot is the same as Queen Anne's lace. And, that you can actually eat the carrot. Trés bien.
The View from the Top of the Ladder
Love your captures! Also the bud - so intricate:)
You must have great patience to get just the right shot so often. Those plants are such an interesting study.
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