Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Daucus carota

Or you may know it as Queen Anne's lace.

According to one website it's also known as wild carrot and the carrots we eat today were once cultivated from this plant.
 Another website claims:
 Queen Anne’s Lace: This delicate flower got its name from Queen Anne, the wife of King James I. Her friends challenged her to create lace as beautiful as the flower, which she did. Queen Anne’s Lace represents sanctuary. Decorate with bouquets of Queen Anne’s Lace to make a house to generate memorable feeling of being like a home.

I just like the way they look and I like their name

19 comments:

  1. I remember these well from my childhood! I used to take them home for my mom :)

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  2. I'm not sure we have this around where I live...It's very pretty though and I love learning about how it got it's nickname.

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  3. I picked thousands of them when I was little! I think they are pretty too!

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  4. I love this species. There are lots similar and I tend to call them all 'cow parsley' I know that's not the right name for them all but it suits me.
    Our park has a wild bit and it is covered with this, it looks wonderful.
    Briony
    x

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  5. My parents called it "chigger weed." Subsequently, so did I for several years.

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  6. of course you Like the Name, Queen Ann, that is YOU. Queen of Blogging, Queen Ann of photo edits. i like the flower to, always have. i used to pick them, we don't have them here in the heat of FL>

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  7. I love these flowers. They are growing wild throughout the empty lots here in our villa section. I've thought about cutting some and doing a photo shoot, but you beat me to it! You did a lovely job!

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  8. I agree with Briony, and call it cow parsley. It's one of the first plants every year in the hedgerow. That's why I like it.

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  9. It's very pretty indeed and why wouldn't you like the name. One Ann to another.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

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  10. These always catch my eye. I leave a few carrots in the garden for their lovely blooms also the following year.These roots are real strong tasting.

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  11. We don't see too much of it here...probably too hot...
    Lovely shots!!
    hughugs

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  12. It's so delicate and beautiful! And the name is so pretty! ;)

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  13. A pretty name for a pretty flower! Plus it Duke color! :)

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  14. There was so much of this up in Maine growing everywhere! It was beautiful!

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  15. Such a common little wildflower to be so pretty and so popular... Love your photos of them... I ONLY know them by Queen Anne's Lace...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. So delicate looking isn't it? sandie

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  17. Oh so pretty and you have captured the beauty so well! Must have been so tough to photograph!

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