One of my favorite perennials.
queen anne's lace macro
July, 2010--Tuttle Marsh, near Oscoda, Mi.
Showing the single purple centre flower
One reason this flower is considered a weed is the propensity of the seeds to attach themselves firmly to clothing! Beautiful flower, nonetheless.
Close up of Queen Anne's Lace Purple floret just visable in upper right
Queen Anne's Lace on my Grandfather's farm in SeRee, KY clearly displaying the characteristic, central purple flower
Underneath the umbels
Starting to concave
Closing in more
Concaved into a green bird's nest
The center of the Queen Anne's Lace with the legendary "drop of blood"
The pinky-mauve flowers starting to become white
Biennial with large taproot and stout, branching, hairy stems to 4' tall. Tint white flowers tightly grouped in clusters, which in turn form a larger umbrella-shaped cluster about 4" across. As flowers fade, the featherlike stalks curl into a tight bird-nest shape supporting numerous oval, bristly, dried fruits that are up to 1/3" long. Blooms May through Oct.
Growing wild. Grows in fields and ditches. It is a pretty flower but most states consider it a weed.
Often covers miles and miles of Texas roadsides.
I welcome this pretty wildflower in my garden. This is the after flowering stage.
closeup of Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's lace on my wildflower slope. Spring 2004.
Queen Anne's lace on my wildflower slope. With purple cone flower.
Closeup of Queen Anne's lace with burgundy bud in the center.
Rosette of Dacus carota var. carota in early spring, west KY.
The carrot-like root of the Daucus carota var.carota
Wild Carrot in a supermarket carpark in British Columbia, Canada, June 1998
Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace plant, on 'display' @ Ponca Elk Center, Ponca, Arkansas .. early June 2006
The blooms are spent and are 'going to seed' .. as the umbel is beginning to curl into the typical 'bird nest' shape
Queen Anne's Lace "nest"
A single leaf.
Taken in Prince Edward Island, these were huge!
Curled up flowerhead in mid August, Maidstone, SE England
Queen Anne's Lace growing wild at Whangamata Beach near Waihi in late January
The young flowers start off a pinky-mauve colour
At the end of the cycle and almost a tumbleweed
A young plant in early September - Waihi, NZ