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Queen Anne's Lace


Queen Anne's Lace
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Copyright: Yves Grenier (eev) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 30 D, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX 100 Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-29 6:41
Viewed: 3552
Points: 2
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Queen Anne's lace or wild carrot, native to the Old World but naturalized and often weedy throughout North America. Similar in appearance to the cultivated carrot (which is believed to have been derived from this plant), it has feathery foliage but a woody root. The tiny white flowers bloom in a lacy, flat-topped cluster (called an umbel) until they wither, when the cluster becomes nest-shaped (whence another of its names, bird's nest). The plant was formerly used in folk medicine as a diuretic and a stimulant.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-06-29 12:51]

Hi Yves!

You present us an amazing picture, I like these "umbrellas" very much and they contrast nicely with the dark background. The richness of details is impressive and although it is a simple picture it has a pronounced artistic effect.

Kind regards

Markus

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