Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne's lace: wild carrot; it is often known as "Queen Anne's lace".  It is so called because the flower resembles lace; the red to dark purple flower in the center is told to represent a blood droplet where Queen Anne pricked herself with a needle when she was making the lace. The function of the tiny red to dark purple flower, is to attract insects. It is known as a noxious weed by the USDA.

But . . .
a pretty weed it is.

I think it's beautiful.

Happy White Wednesday!

This plant blooms from May to October. It is a


  1. Queen Anne's lace dies pretty well also. We used it in garden club to decorated a christmas tree once.

  2. It is a lovely weed, indeed, Julie! I think there are a lot of pretty weeds!!

    Hope you're having a great week, gal!
    Things here are good...just super busy!!
    Hugs to you!

  3. Hi Julie,
    I love Queen Anne's lace too. One of the prettiest weeds ever! You captured it beautifully with your camera. :)

  4. wow, I know nothing about gardening and would have thought this was a real flower not a weed.
    Love the story too

  5. One of my favorites also! Beautiful photos-thanks for sharing :)

  6. I planted queen anne's from seed this spring and still only have 3 tiny plants. Our spring was too cold and the place I put them, too poor of soil. I will get some going for sure next year though! It is such a wonderful flower.


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