Watercolour in Moleskine 200gsm Nature Journal
A farmer friend’s carrots (here in Tarlton, South Africa) have all gone to seed and have formed these gorgeous flowers, not unlike Queen Anne’s Lace. Did you know that Carrots are from the Parsley family?
The Parsley Family includes some wonderful edible plants like the carrot and parsnip, plus more aromatic spices found in your spice cabinet, such as anise, celery, chervil, coriander, caraway, cumin, dill, fennel and of course, parsley. But unlike the Mustard or Mint families, the Parsleys are not all safe for picking and eating. In fact, the Parsley family is among the most important families of plants to learn, since it includes the deadliest plants in North America: poison hemlock and water hemlock. Note that the hemlock tree is totally unrelated. The wild carrot is the same species, but a different variety than the carrots we grow and eat.