Queen Anne’s Lace #4

Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Year: 2022
Dimensions: Height 8″ x Width 10″ x Depth 1.5″
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Queen Anne’s lace herb (Daucus carota) can reach heights of about 1 to 4 feet (31-120 cm.) high. This plant has attractive, fern-like foliage and tall, hairy stems that hold a flattened cluster of tiny white flowers, with a single dark-colored floret just off its center. You can find these biennials in bloom during their second year from spring on into fall. Queen Anne’s lace is said to have been named after Queen Anne of England, who was an expert lace maker. Legend has it that when pricked with a needle, a single drop of blood fell from her finger onto the lace, leaving the dark purple floret found in the flower’s center. The name wild carrot derived from the plant’s past history of use as a substitute for carrots. The fruit of this plant is spiky and curls inward, reminiscent of a bird’s nest, which is another of its common names.

Read more at Gardening Know How: The Queen Anne’s Lace Plant – Growing Queen Anne’s Lace And Its Care