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Queen Anne's Lace

Anthriscus sylvestris

Description:

Compound flower ... the closer you look, the more interesting it gets. Blooms in huge numbers in fields and roadsides in May and June. Classified as an invasive species in the U.S. for its hardiness and ability to spread quickly.

Notes:

Also called cow parsley, wild chervil, wild beaked parsley.

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1 Comment

suzmonk
suzmonk 7 years ago

Thanks for the comment, TJHginger. They are very, very similar plants, Anthriscus sylvestris and Daucus carota ... and they're both commonly called Queen Anne's Lace. How's that for confusing? I looked at both as I was posting. The flowers in these photos are missing the pinkish-purple flowerlet in the center, which Daucus carota is supposed to have, and there seemed to be other small differences. But, you know what, since you've mentioned the very thing I wondered about, I think I'll look up a local botanist and ask a couple of questions. I'll keep you posted!

suzmonk
Spotted by
suzmonk

Macon, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2013
Submitted on Jul 5, 2013

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