Here’s a summer wildflower most everyone knows, Queen Anne’s Lace, Daucus carota, because the lacy white flower has a little purple jewel in the center.
“It’s not a real jewel, Nutmeg” Hickory twitches his tail. “It’s just a purple part of the flower, so don’t swoon and fall off your branch over it.”
Sigh. I won’t, but I’d like to pretend. Wouldn’t it be nice to collect them and get a fan? It’s hot out there.
Did you know this wildflower is not native! Miz Flora says it’s been around so long, most people have forgotten that it was introduced from Europe. It spread, and can take over fields and road edges.
It is however, the plant you human’s carrots come from, once upon a time. And the leaves look very much like them.
Although we are NOT recommending you try eating them. Always consult an edible plant guide. This plant looks ver much like the very poisonous Poison Hemlock we featured earlier this spring. Leap here to get a look.