This week’s nature study was Queen Anne’s Lace. Queen Anne’s Lace is also called “wild carrot” and “bird’s nest”. Some of the facts we learned about Queen Anne’s Lace are:
-It looks very similar to the Poison Hemlock, except the flowers on the Queen Anne’s Lace are more compact
-Sometimes, you can see a tiny red flower in the center of the white blooms, which is said to attract insects.
-The root is edible, but once the flower matures, the root becomes too woody to eat.
-The white blossoms curl up and turn brown in the fall, and then fall off and roll around the ground like tumbleweeds
Some of the other flowers we found this week (all in the kids’ garden)….