Queen Anne's lace



Queen Anne's lace, picked by the side of a city parking lot. Now I know it is summer. We take it for granted, but I love how this flower is both tough and delicate. (Wikipedia tells me that it is more properly called wild carrot, or Daucus carota, and that the occasional dark red dot in the center was thought to represent where Queen Anne pricked her finger when making lace.)


I love those bobbing, delicate umbels, too. Hadn't heard about the dark red dot--what a nice little story. (Maybe not so nice for Queen Anne, but...)

I hadn't heard it either, until I went looking for the Latin name on Wikipedia. The story reminds me of Sleeping Beauty, too.



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