a2z: The letter is ‘Q’ for Queen Anne

Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s lace is one of my favorite wildflowers. 
Here are some things about this fancy plant that you might not have known.

It has a few more common names, wild carrot, bishop’s lace and bird’s nest.

If you cut it and put it in a glass of water and a few drops of food coloring the white color will change.

Lettuce likes to grow under Queen Anne’s Lace because it stays cooler.

If you’re brave enough you can eat the root when the plant is young, but be careful because this plant looks very much like POISON HEMLOCK!

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posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

12 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Oh cool! I didn't realize Queen Anne's Lace would do the color trick. I have a devo to go with that… will have to do that. Thanks, Diana! We have it growing all around here. ALL around. LoL.

  2. When you said “Queen Anne,” I thought immediately of my favorite form of architecture – a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian! I think the QA lace would go perfect with one of those. 🙂

  3. Very interesting! I didn't know about the colored water, either.
    This year in western Colo. has been so wet there's a plant/weed growing that doesn't usually sprout. It resembles (and is related to) Queen Anne's Lace and wild carrot, but it's even more toxic. One hunter used its stem to make an elk call and just the contact with his mouth killed him! Eep!

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