Monday, July 28, 2008

Queen Anne's Lace.

One of my favorite local singers in Somerville, Rose Polanzani has a song called, "Queen Anne's Lace," and it wasn't until recently this plant was pointed out to me by a friend. Now I pretty much see it everywhere, and always get the song in my head when I do(which is fine with me!).
It's Latin name, Daucus Carota was brought from Europe to America probably in the 1700's. This invasive species is apt for growing in open spaces, which includes city spaces! It's a biennial that's got a little more than a month of blooming time left, so observe while you can!

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