I don’t think I’ve ever noticed so much Queen Anne’s Lace as this summer.
Masses of this lacy white flower are blooming along Island roads, in fields and meadows.
Vermont author, Hal Borland, made a similar observation in his book Twelve Moons of the Year
” There are population explosions in the plant world, mysterious and often spectacular. This year we have had a Queen Anne’s Lace summer. This fluffy, white-flowered member of the carrot family has outdone itself and great fields and banks of it have marked roadside and pastureland.”
I did a little research on Daucus carota (Latin name). It is also known as Wild Carrot and the young roots, if cooked, may be eaten like garden carrots.
Queen Anne’s Lace is considered by some to be a noxious weed because of its invasive nature.
Which explains one of its other names – Devil’s Plague.
Still, they are beautiful
I’ll have to try that out and report back.
Stay tuned 🙂