Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Lace



There are places in my yard where the wild Queen Anne's Lace can bloom. Other places the groundhog or the rabbit have made their salad of the stems and leaves. This plant, with its multiple platters of white lace, has decided to grow in the very middle of a dense bed of iris rhizomes and leaves. Its stem is hidden and it has grown three feet high allowing me to do all kinds of fun things with the camera.  A relative of the carrot and sometimes called "wild carrot" it is really somewhat invasive in certain areas.  In my garden beds, I can easily pull up most of the new plants in spring and leave just a few for these lacey caps.

15 comments:

joeh said...

So sometimes a weed, sometimes let it seed.

Mage said...

I really like this one. :)

Marie Smith said...

Love this photo!

messymimi said...

It's very pretty, i had no idea it was considered invasive in some places.

Studio Maywyn said...

Beautiful.

Linda Reeder said...

I have actually collected these weed seeds and planted them in my garden. I think they are beautiful.

Granny Annie said...

Queen Anne's Lace surrounds my home and I love it.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Most of those here are "Hog Weed" now. They take over n aren't as dainty or flat topped as the old ones. Down the street from me a few years back someone had purple ones I want!

DDD said...

How nice!
Queen Anne's lace provides a food source for Black Swallowtail caterpillars and nectar for adults. Is that one other reason you have Queen Anne's lace?

Mage said...

I'm so enjoying that shot.

Celia said...

Very pretty grows really tall here in E Washington. Lots of butterflies around them. Or maybe moths. :-)

thelma said...

Pretty plant, Queen Anne's lace, hogweed or cow parsley, they fill the hedgerows at the moment.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful image.

joared said...

Lovely -- had no idea the lace could be considered a weed some places.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Like those cute bluebirds on TaborDays but can't still comment there because of this joyous computer code gook I easily messed up n can't fix... Best of luck figuring the new stuff out!