Tuesday, August 12, 2008

1. Queen Anne's Lace

Here it is, the first local plant on my list: Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota). What I knew about it: it's a wildflower that's also called Wild Carrot, and it's pretty much everywhere around here.

My Newcomb's tells me that it's part of the Parsley family, and has alternate leaves and five regular parts. The purple floret in the center is a lovely surprise.

I think I remember a tiny snippet about this wildflower in Anne of Green Gables, but darned if I can find it, just flipping through the book. I do have a lovely edition of Anne with illustrations, including many of wildflowers, by Lauren Mills.

2 comments:

NYoMaN said...

Looks like very wild =P

Fiddler said...

Yes, well, I live in the suburbs amid much wilderness. We have woods, ponds, and fields a-plenty.