~ Wild Beauty-Queen Annes Lace ~

Lynda Heins

Mount Gambier, Australia

Artist's Description

Explore…..20/01/12


These beautiful flowers growing wild along the country roadsides, seem to be just everywhere at the moment! I have no idea what they’re called.
Thanks to Jules572 I now know the name and a lot more about ‘Queen Anne’s Lace’, shown here in it’s different stages of blooming.
Queen Anne’s Lace, also called “Wild Carrot”, is a common plant in dry fields, ditches, and open areas. It was introduced from Europe, and the carrots that we eat today were once cultivated from this 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 center.
The fruits of Queen Anne’s Lace are spiky, and they curl inward to build a “birds’ nest” shape.
Textures by Lenabem
Canon 450d
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