A Bow to Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) appears on our roadsides and in the fields beginning in mid-July. I always think of it as a high summer plant. I never liked it…

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Umbellifers – from poison to beauty

The family of umbellifers can take us from Socrates poison to Miss Willmott's Ghost. Did you ever imagine that Queen Anne’s Lace, sweet cicely, golden alexanders, angelica, sea holly and…

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U is for Umbelliferae

U is for Umbelliferae. Umbelliferae is the family of plants that includes carrots, cilantro/coriander/ dill,  lovage, parsley, parsnips and Queen Anne's Lace. As well as a few others. I hadn't…

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Achillea, Yarrow, Roadside Weed

Achillea millefolium is a member of the compositae or daisylike family, but the tiny five rays give the appearance of a five petaled flower. The foliage is delicately ferny. While…

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