It’s called Queen Anne’s Lace. It is a prolific wild flower also known as wild carrot. I see it often. It seems to grow everywhere. But today I saw it in a whole new light. I had taken my camera out for a stroll (yes, we often go for walks together) and noticed that the flowers were drying up, making some interesting shapes. I started looking more closely. And there, right before my eyes was the entire life cycle of Queen Anne’s Lace.
After blooming the flower starts to close up.
After it has closed, as it starts to dry out.. you can see, the seeds are beginning to appear.
Here is what I find the most fascinating:
Once the flowers are dry and the seeds are ready, it opens back up to release the seeds.