Friday, January 7, 2011

Queen Anne's Lace

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I have become a queen. These beautiful plant grows wild in Mew Zealand and even on the verge of my footpath. I went to the Mangare area, and at the beach. There were fields and fields of them. I could have become rich if my water engineer had thee patience to wait for me to pluck these flowers. He was kind enough to wait while I took these flowers.

It is used by florist and bridal flowers.

Queen Anne's Lace has many edible parts. The flower tops can be added to salads, made into a jelly or dipped in batter and fried as fritters. The root and seeds can be dried and used as a tea. The roots have a carrot taste and can be used in salads or cooked like a green or vegetable. Also known as wild carrot.

Read more at Suite101: Queen Anne's Lace - Noxious Weed or Flower?: Learn the Many Uses of this Versatile Plant
Plant Profile

Queen Anne's Lace is indigenous to Europe but traveled to the United States in the colonial era and has taken a foothold in nearly all the states.

Read more at Suite101: Queen Anne's Lace - Noxious Weed or Flower?: Learn the Many Uses of this Versatile Plant


Rosie Gan said...

Lovely fotos. Glad I found your blog through Skywatch.

The JR said...

That's a very versitile flower. And it's pretty in all it's forms.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I did a post almost exactly like this a while back, yours is excellent!! When you look up close, they open like little baskets. Here, they are not used at all and are considered a weed to be gottten rid of. But they are exquisite when you look up close. I'm glad you appreciate them along with me! Most people don't have the same attitude toward them.

Lui said...

I love the series of shots. Pretty as a lace indeed!

Judy said...

I posted Queen Anne's lace today, too! But yours are looking a lot more lively than mine!
My favourite of your shots is the second one, where the seed head is just starting to open!
I did not know the flowers were edible!!

Jama said...

They are so gorgeous! I've never seen such pretty wildflowers.

Roan said...

I love the progression. Queen Anne's Lace grows wild here, too.

Unknown said...

Wonderful Macros... This is so pretty.

Unknown said...

Really beautiful. Definitely lacey.

alovestory said...

I have always wondered what that wild flower is called. So, it's Queen Anne's Lace! I think it's a very pretty weed!!

SquirrelQueen said...

A great series of photos, I love the progression of the flower. It does remind me of lace.