Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Queen Anne's Lace I

Queen Anne's Lace
My oh my, how I love Queen Anne's Lace!  Around the urban core of Kansas City, we have plenty of vacant lots and "waste spaces" that nature fills in with local wild flowers, and QAL runs amok.  Beware!  There are two lookalikes--Bishop's Flower and Poison Hemlock.  Bishop's isn't as invasive and is part of the wild carrot family, but Hemlock is POISONOUS, as the name indicates.  If you cut a stem of any of these, you'll know Lace and Bishop because they smell sweet like carrots, and Hemlock smells bad.  Just don't eat any of them to be safe.

Available as an art print on Society6. 

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