Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Q/Alphabe-Thursday

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"?

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE


38 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

A perennial favourite of mine, however.

Revrunner said...

Yep, not sure I'd want to cut them up in MY salad. :-)

Andy said...

I see them everywhere. They survivors.

Mersad said...

Awesome captures from nature. Love the depth of field in these as well.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

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.

Janis
GDP

✿ chica said...

LINDAS! bjs, chica

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images, the first photo is my favorite. Have a happy day!

Small Kucing said...

the close up looks so nice. Ya it looks a bit like bird nest

VP said...

The details are spectacular!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can, looks amazing from beginning to end. Excellent macros EG.

Sandra said...

this would make a great birds nest, just move right in it. these are really pretty in all their stages.

Rose said...

EG, I think that first shot is probably the best shot of Queen Anne's Lace I have ever seen!

Sylvia K said...

I love these and your captures, as always!!

RedPat said...

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.

llandudnopictures said...

Very intricate and delicate looking 'lace'!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful flowers. I have photographed the flowers,but now I need to find some seed heads. They are quite decorative.

Susan Anderson said...

I love these lacy, delicate flowers.

=)

William Kendall said...

Lovely details in these shots, EG!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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!

Kathy said...

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!

Barbara Wójcik said...

Your photos are my favorite !

Lowell said...

I didn't know all this! They are quite beautiful!

Giga said...

Cute photos you've done this wildly growing plant. Regards.

Cloudia said...

Ah! A childhood friend - long unseen. Thank You!












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Stephanie said...

Thanks for the ID of the last shot. I captured a shot of one these. Lovely images!

Sarah said...

Delightful post! I've always loved this plant. It is so delicate. I like to mix it in with a bouquet of flowers.

Mari said...

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.

Margaret Adamson said...

I always love Queen Anne's lace an your shots are marvellous.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful post and photos for Q ~ Queen Anne Lace is always delightful.

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Jeevan said...

Cool flowering! Excellent capture on its varied stages

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Beautiful shots!

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

this is one of my fave blooms - so lovely! ( ;

Ruby Manchanda said...

Lovely beautiful flowers

Ruby Manchanda said...

Lovely beautiful flowers

Halcyon said...

I have always liked Queen Anne's lace, even if it is a "native species" (i.e. weed). Love your views on it here.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

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

jeannettestgermain said...

Love your captures! Also the bud - so intricate:)

Sandra Black said...

You must have great patience to get just the right shot so often. Those plants are such an interesting study.

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