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Also known as Queen Anne’s lace this is a dainty, frothy wildflower. Unlike cultivated carrots, the wild carrot’s root is tough and stringy and not particularly palatable. Wild carrot can be often be found growing on grassland, cliffs, roadsides and in hedge banks.
Wild carrot flowers in the summer (June to August). However, being an umbellifer, its skeletal frame often adds a stark beauty to the winter landscape.
23 thoughts on “Macro Monday #57”
I have seen some wonderful photographs of this seed head, but mine is a poor example. I will have to try again.
Have to say, I wouldn’t know a wild carrot if it was right in front of me, Jude!
By the sounds of it you wouldn’t want to eat one!
Well I didn’t know they were wild carrots, thank you Jude, I’m pleased with that 🙂
I love them in flower too, that flat pinkish/white head.
How intriguing! Does the woody root look like a carrot? I’m imagining it to be skinny and withered….
I haven’t dug one up, but I imagine it to be like a dandelion’s tap root. The bird’s nest seed head is wonderful, but my photo is not so great. It was too windy (my excuse… )
Staying with squares, I see! Very nice 🙂 🙂 How’s the throat?
I think I probably often do macros as squares, just not thought about it much. The format does suit close-ups of flowers. Throat like it was full of razor blades during the night. Still sore, but I had a lazy day today hoping it would improve.
Fabulous crispy morning here. Mick has a job at Saltburn and I’ll probably go with and kick a few leaves. Better than the cat. 🙂 🙂 Hope you’re lots better today.
Blue sky and sun here too! Off to Fowey, but not to kick anyone/thing as far as I know.
How was Saltburn?
I ddn’t plan it but I ended up doing a 2 mile cliff top walk down to Marske, and then had to keep walking almost to Redcar in search of a cafe! I haven’t had time to look but I hope the photos will be good. Enjoy your day! I’m half watching tennis from China but Raf isn’t playing today. 🙂 🙂
Oh, my goodness, but I can see how the idea of cake drove you onwards 🙂
Cake??? I was just desperate for a coffee! Nice day? Watching Barcelona on An Art Lovers Guide on BBC 4 xx
A good day. Had Happy Birthday sung to me from Lorenzo – so sweet! Cake and wine. No complaints 🙂
That’s good. Happy tomorrow! X
Such intricate, delicate beauties!