Queen Anne's Lace Wildflower
September 20, 2016
I really love these wildflowers for their delicate, yet intricate design. On a recent trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas I asked Bill to stop the car, so I could get some photos. Bill joked that when someone asked him what he did on his short summer vacation he would say, "I drove the car. Stopped when Linda said stop and waited for her to photograph weeds in the fields." LOL - that's sort of the truth of this, but I have a hard time calling this lovely flower a weed. :-)
According to the Ediblewildfood.com site: "Queen Anne’s lace earned its common name from a legend that tells of Queen Anne of England (1665-1714) pricking her finger and a drop of blood landed on white lace she was sewing. Belonging to the carrot family, Queen Anne’s lace is a biennial that is also known as wild carrot. Early Europeans cultivated Queen Anne’s lace, and the Romans ate it as a vegetable. American colonists boiled the taproots, sometimes in wine as a treat. Interestingly, Queen Anne’s lace is high in sugar (second only to the beet among root vegetables) and sometimes it was used among the Irish, Hindus and Jews to sweeten puddings and other foods."
Have a wonderful day today my friends!
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