Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Q is for Queen Anne's Lace





Q is for Queen Anne's Lace..........



a long wood pier at the ocean

 
A pretty wildflower that appears around mid summer in our area.

Queen Anne's Lace is also known as wild carrot, and it's roots smell like carrots.

The flowers are off-white, except for one tiny red one in the very center.

That one draws the insects for fertilizing the plant.

Legend has it that it is a drop of blood from Queen Anne when she pricked her finger with the needle while making the lace.

I think it is kind of neat how stories are made up from nature, and get passed down through the generations.



 


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4 comments:

  1. I do love Queen Anne's Lace. Didn't know the story attached to its name though. Thank you.

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  2. this is a lovely plant.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Beautiful photo of this pretty wildflower.It's funny we call it carrot in the Netherlands, because of the smell I think.
    Have a great weekend, Kathy!
    Wil, ABC Team.

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  4. Nice paintings.Good work indeed.

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