Monday, August 3, 2009

Wild Flower Everywhere

This lace-like wild flower is everywhere in Maine -- on the side of the interstate highways, on the edge of the parking lots, surrounding abandoned buildings and anywhere that has not been mowed.

Does anyone know what this is?

Update: The wild flower is called Queen Anne's Lace, wild carrot, bird's nest or bishop's lace.

16 comments:

Jilly said...

I love the flower, Ming. It's everywhere here too and so pretty. I 'think' it's called Queen Anne's Lace but maybe someone else knows for sure.

If you Google Queen Anne's Lace you'll see what I mean.

Olivier said...

j'aime bien cette fa├žon de photographier cette fleur. On dirait un napperon de dentelle


I like this way to photograph this flower. It looks like a lace doily

Vogon Poet said...

This is one of the few I know: here it is called carota selvatica (wild carrot).
Great geometric shot.

madeforjoy said...

I believe it is Queen Anne's Lace also.

GMG said...

Hi Ming! How are you enjoying life in Bangor?

Blogtrotter is back to the «urban jungle», which Reykjavik is far from being... ;)). Enjoy and have a fabulous week!

Hilda said...

I have no idea and I've never seen one like it. But I love it!

B SQUARED said...

They are all over here (N. Mich.) as well. They are pretty.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Laceweed! It is a European weed, also called "wild carrot". Grows very fast and is hard to control. Wipes out the native wildflowers.

More about invasive plants such as laceweed that are invading natural areas:
http://www.invasive.org/weedus/subject.html?sub=5514http://www.invasive.org/weedus/subject.html?sub=5514

Hey, it's a nice photo though.

marley said...

Not sure what it is but its very pretty!

Lori said...

We used to have Queen Anne's lace everywhere when I was growing up. I used to pick bunches of it. Such a pretty photo!

Sara said...

Yes, Queen Anne's Lace - at least that is the name I know it by! It is beautiful...and it lasts a while if you cut some and put it in a vase...

Paz said...

This IS beautiful. It DOES look like lace.

Paz

Christine said...

Yes, I knew it as "wild carrot", "carotte sauvage" in french, also known as "Daucus carota" if you are a botanist :o)
Very beautiful photo !

Anonymous said...

Growing up in ME we called it "Queen Ann's Lace" and it was everywhere. Lovely to look at, just exquisite photo Ming.

Doris

sonia a. mascaro said...

So delicate!

Andrew said...

This is really That is gorgeous!

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