Queen Anne's Lace


It is about to overtake our farmette.



Typically flowering from June until August, this biennial plant springs up anywhere it takes a notion. 



Secret Agent Man calls it a weed, but I think it is a beautiful flower. 





"A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows." 

Doug Larson  

Comments

  1. it sure is pretty! i see little patches of it along the roadways here, but nothing that would overtake.

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  2. i've always loved queen annes lace ... wanted it in my wedding bouquet ... but it was the wrong time of the year. great shots. (:

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  3. I hope you likeit, Michelle. I like Queen Anne's lace. If you're going to have weeds, have beautiful weeds.

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  4. well, weeds are beautiful flowers!! :)

    LOVE your new header!

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  5. I like to call it a flower too. I love that top shot.

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  6. I tell hubby that they are not weeds, but "wildflowers", that elevates them to a whole new level of status. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. Wonderful definition of weed. There's lot in our garden.

    Continue to be amazed by your environment. Please have you all a good new week.

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  8. Queen Anne's Lace grows rampant in my brothers pasture, the cows do not seem to eat it...I think it's just beautiful, all dancing in the breeze with it's skirt high. Great photos.
    BlessYourHeart

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  9. Yes, we have some of it here, too, and I call it a flower. :) xx

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  10. I would mind have that much around my place. So lovely.

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  11. I love it...weed or not! It was one of the first 'flowers' I learned the name of when I was a child and I've loved it ever since! I think it looks gorgeous in bouquets, too!

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  12. I've never thought of it as weed!

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  13. I think Secret Agent is right, but the quoted defition is absolutely perfect!

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  14. I love Queen Anne's Lace. Awesome shots Michelle

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  15. Ya, SAM is right. It's a weed, but with such intricate beauty.

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  16. i think it's a beautiful FLOWER too!

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  17. Must agree with Secret Agent Man....it's a weed. In the creature world I would compare it to a cockroach. We've always called it jigger weed and say that is where we got those pesty bugs. I steer clear. Sorry:(

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  18. I have until this day never been able to make the distinction between weed and flowers:)

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  19. I'd pick QAL over many other so called weeds too.

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  20. Some weeds are just as pretty as the most expensive flowers. Queen Ann's Lace looks beautiful wherever it springs up.

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  21. I think it is beautiful growing along side the highways....just swaying.....I always want to stop and make a picture but haven't yet!!

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  22. You are correct! It's NOT a weed!!!

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  23. What a great quote! And the flowers remind me of a Swedish meadow in June. Lovely.

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  24. I've always loved "Queen Anne's Lace" & I love your quote!!!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my pickles!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  25. Beautiful photos, Michelle. We put Queen Anne's Lace in hand painted bottles for wedding favors in my daughter's country wedding. They look beautiful with Hydrangea blossoms. I love them! xx

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  26. So that's what it's called. we have it here but I never knew the name. Pretty. thx!

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  27. Love the photos. I think I've been transported to the 50's and 60's for those beautiful weedy flowers. I have a hard time pulling out weeds with pretty flowers!

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  28. I like Queen Anne's Lace as it is one of the few hardy flowers that thrive in NYC's empty lots and along the highways.

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  29. It can be invasive, but it is so delicately pretty!

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