July 24th, photo of the day: Daucus carota

Also known as wild carrot, bird’s nest, bishop’s lace, and Queen Anne’s lace. (Thanks Wikipedia!)

I didn’t know it was a wild carrot, and now I kinda want to go find some and see how “carrot-y” the roots really are!

In the US, we call it Queen Anne’s lace, the drop of red in the center is said to be the blood drawn while she was making the lace.

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2 thoughts on “July 24th, photo of the day: Daucus carota

  1. That is so weird, I just discovered a bunch of them today, and thought the purple dot in the middle was a bug at first. I really want to pull one out to look at the root, but I don’t think they’re ready yet. I’ve been waiting and waiting for them to bloom, and they finally have!

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