Thursday, August 7, 2014

Queen A's nests

In my previous post, I described watching Queen Anne's Lace grow and change shapes in my yard. This sequence of photos illustrates the phases from a white Queen Anne's Lace flower cluster to a "bird's nest" shape and then to the tightly-packed seed head.

Insects active on flower cluster
Flower cluster has lost white petals -- all green

Beginning of the "bird's nest"

"Bird's nest" or seed head

Seed head of wild carrot (Queen Anne's Lace)
Here is a link to another woman's sketches and photos of Wild Carrot, including a recipe:  Wild Carrot/ Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota): A Pictorial Portrait. 

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