Reaching to the sky...
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|Queen Anne's Lace < aka Wild Carrot >, Daucus carota* |
just before sundown; stalks with seedpods reaching for the reflection of the last light.
I like the dried up stalks that remain throughout the late Fall, the cold Winter, well into the next Spring... They are a constant reminder that another season is always around the corner.
""The taproots of Queen Anne's Lace are carrots, and are edible. Caution is recommended when handling this plant, though. Skin irritation may result. Note that there is a similar-looking plant, called Water Hemlock, which is deadly to eat. People have died eating what they thought was Queen Anne's Lace. So do not attempt to eat Queen Anne's Lace roots unless you have a positive identification!
I allowed Queen Anne's Lace in my yard to attract insect predators, such as Green Lacewings and ant lions. Queen Anne's Lace will first attract aphids and other small pests, which will in turn attract the predators. Once the predators have arrived, they will continue to eat pests throughout the garden.
It is also very common to see ants on the flowers of these plants. The transformations we see on this plant of the buds, to flowers, to seedpods is spectacular. See more details on the website cited below.
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Thanks for letting me know the name of the plant.. I've wondered what it was called.
Nice shot - I like the composition and point of view. Looks like a peaceful place.
- [2007-04-07 21:37]
This is a very nice composition, with a great atmosphere to the scene, thanks for sharing Jay.
- [2007-05-23 3:35]
excellant composition and lovely lighting.