W & N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

  1. “I didn’t know the names of the flowers – now my garden is gone….”
    -  Allen Ginsberg 

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
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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    What a lovely name for this well-known flower! I didn’t know the name! A lovely, soft-on-the-eye painting!

  • Thanks SO much Liz, that’s very grand of you to say so!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 3 years ago

    Love the delicacy of this one Maree, summer in a pot!! Alma

  • Morning Alma! I never have much success with these when I plant them – half the time they just die or the other half of the time they’re all lanky and weedy! Thanks for the fav, greatly appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Julie-Ann Vellios
    Julie-Ann Velliosover 3 years ago

    lovely understated work – instant fav from me

  • Oh thank you Julie-Ann! Was a bit worried that it is tóó understated, even asked Elizabeth to veto it before I posted! lol! Thanks for the fav, that’s very heart-warming!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    So softly and beautifully rendered! Loved the information! These are just starting to bloom in my area and I find them so intriguing!

  • So do I Angie, just love touching their heads with my flat palm! lol! Thank you for the fav, that’s much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneover 3 years ago

    Lovely and delicate. I often get these types of plants mixed up so thankyou for the information too.

  • Glad to be of service Val! glad you like it, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the soft tones in this.

  • Thank you Dottie, your comments mean a lot to me!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 3 years ago

    We have a lot in the field some said Queen’s slipper. You express them so well.

  • Thanks a lot Tokiko, I’ve also heard them being called the Queen’s slipper!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends

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  • WOW Cee, this is absolutely great! Thank you for the feature, greatly appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    So pretty and Delicate Maree congrats on your feature

  • Thanks a lot Maggie, nice of you to pop in!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    A really terrific capture!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Thank you very much Bill! Nice to have you visit!

    – Maree Clarkson

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