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Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday Flowers


Its name notwithstanding, Queen Anne's Lace is the commonest of flowers, but I love it anyway. I looked it up just now and learned something: the single purple floret in the center is said to be a drop of blood the queen shed after pricking herself while making the lace.

Only one more day! Way too much to do.

4 Comments:

  • It's root is edible as it's also known as a wild carrot. Good to know just in case you get lost in the woods and need to forage for food.

    By Anonymous Lynne, at 12:40 PM  

  • I love Queen Ann's Lace. I think it's also a parsley relative and that monarch butterflies like to cocoon on it.

    By Blogger Annie, at 11:19 PM  

  • When I'm too poor to buy flowers, I can always forage Queen Anne's Lace from vacant lots. It's such a willing weed.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 9:16 AM  

  • my childhood home until grade-school backed up to a long-vacant farm field. My first bouquets were made from milkweed pods and queen-annes lace. Thanks for bringing back a treasured memory!

    ~ hb33 ~

    By Blogger honeybee33, at 10:45 AM  

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