Macro Monday #57

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Daucus carota / Wild Carrot

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 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… )

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