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Queen anne's lace

Queen Anne's lace

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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

You might be right. I guess that smaller dark dot on the near umbel could be it - it looks geometrically right but not the larger dot (I assumed that is an insect) - and the whole umbel can only have one of course... the far umbel has a spot in the right position too. I believe Daucus carota should always have the magenta flower. This is the one that sometimes gets confusingly called QAL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammi_majus Sandra6 I think you should go with Daucus carota as scientific name. Good chat peoples.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 9 years ago

I agree common names can be confusing, but taking second look at picture, there is a dark spot in the center of both the larger umbels. Could this be the magenta flower, and does QAL always have the magents flower?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Your right chesterbperry.. but it's not straight forward - I've found in the US there are 3 things called Queen Anne's Lace and a different one in Europe... 'Common names' can be a problem. When I dug into this ages ago I found the story behind QAL was based on the little single magenta flower at the centre of Daucus carota - it represented a drop of her blood. I still believe Wikipedia has an incorrect image for this species.... you might be interested to check the conversations and links on this spotting from 7 months ago http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/872... and please add more info if you can. Thanks.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 9 years ago

I thought Queen Ann's Lace was wild carrot?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Hi Sandra. This might be wild carrot. Queen Anns Lace has one very deep red flower at the centre... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/127...

Sandra6
Spotted by
Sandra6

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2011
Submitted on Jun 27, 2011

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