Daucus Carota: Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne's Lace
One of my favorite flowers of all time. Finds itself labeled a "weed" because of it's native wildflower tendencies. Where some see roadside weed, I see an integral part of what makes our landscape in Southern New England magical and etherial.
Details About Daaucus Carota:
Actually a "Wild Carrot", you will recognize these little florets and their folliage if you have bought carrots from the farmer's markets. The little leaves that are frond-like have a very similar looking shape. Introduced for medical purposes - however are actually toxic to the touch.
These guys are actually hard to cultivate. This year was the first year we tried to cultivate these by seed. We bought these seeds from Floret Flower. They were short (about 16" in height with a few blooms, and very delicate seedlings).
Isn't this little guy romantic?
What do you think about queen anne's lace?
These guys below are floret flower's Queen Anne's Lace which were cultivated in our garden. We actually thought they had all died, off in seedling form, but had hidden themselves amongst a patch of cilantro, at first glance, we thought, maybe it's just beautiful coriander flowers, which have a similar style of white petals, but soon realized these were the lost flowers from spring :)
A slightly different genus/species than the wild version around here. They are quite beautiful, but much smaller than what you find growing up in corners of homes and on the sides of the roads here in New England, and you can see why cultivating this variety would be fun. They have a "poofier" flower, with more distinct lace flowers on top. Like little floating snow balls vs. a structured grouping like the version above. I find beauty in both varieties.
Queen Anne's Lace 'Queen of Africa'
In the image below you can see our little
seeded coriander we are about to dry and store :)
which queen anne's lace do you like more?