IN PROSE, THEY BEAT ME TO IT!
One of the prettiest weeds in our area (IMHO) is Queen Anne’s lace, or wild carrot, as it is commonly known. It is considered an invasive species, a threat to recovering grasslands after the soil has been broken for agriculture. It is tenacious in clay soils.
The flowers are named for the lace that was prominent in fine clothing in the days of Queen Anne or Britain, or perhaps of her grandmother (Anne of Denmark). In the center of the flower cluster is a red spot that is meant to represent a drop of blood from a pricked finger of the lace maker.
Even if it is invasive, I think it is beautiful among the other flowering weeds growing wild beside the local beach.
If you handle the leaves of the plant, you risk irritation of the skin when it is subsequently exposed to sunlight. If you have sensitive…
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