Saturday, July 26, 2014

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne's Lace...
The legend is Queen Anne, the wife of King James I, was challenged by friends to create lace as beautiful as a flower. While making the lace, she pricked her finger, and it’s said that the burgundy-red flower in the center of Queen Anne’s Lace represents a drop of her blood. Also called Wild Carrot, since Queen Anne’s Lace is the wild progenitor of today’s carrot, Bishop’s Lace or Bird’s Nest, for the nest like appearance of the bright white and round flower in full bloom.  In the language of flowers, Queen Anne’s Lace represents sanctuary.

3 comments:

  1. Isn't this the prettiest wild flower?
    I love it when it is time for this to bloom along the roads.
    Balisha

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  2. This is such a full plant...so many pretty blooms! Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs, Diane

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