W & N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
Queen Anne’s Lace, also called “Wild Carrot,” is a common plant in dry fields, ditches, and open areas. It was introduced into South Africa from Europe, and the carrots that we eat today were once cultivated from this plant. Although the species name for this ferny plant with the elegant, white lacy flowers is “Daucus carota”, the same one used for cultivated carrots, it is not the same plant.
Queen Anne’s Lace grows up to four feet tall. Its leaves are two to eight inches long and fern-like. This plant is best known for its flowers, which are tiny and white, blooming in lacy, flat-topped clusters. Each little flower has a dark, purplish centre.
The fruits of Queen Anne’s Lace are spiky, and they curl inward to build a “birds’ nest” shape.
This plant blooms from May to October. It is a biennial plant, which means it lives for two years. It will spend the first year growing bigger, and then bloom the second year.See the Carrot (vegetable) flower HERE
From my portfolio of Flowers 1
Easy-to-clean Laminated print with Black border