Queen Anne’s Lace Wildflowers Are Blooming And Plentiful On Cape Cod.

You can see the white Queen’s Anne’s Lace wildflowers blooming everywhere on Cape Cod. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many! They are just beautiful!

“The Queen Anne’s lace ‘flower’ is actually a compound flower with thousands of tiny white flowers in lacy, flat-topped clusters (umbels) with a dark, purplish center. As the seeds ripen, the inflorescence curls inward to form a birds nest shape and turns a brownish color.”

How did Queen Anne’s lace flower get its name?
“Queen Anne’s lace is said to be named after Queen Anne herself. Queen Anne was well versed in lacemaking. One day while sewing she pricked herself with a needle. A drop of blood fell unto her lace, leaving a single dark purple floret in the center of the flower.”


2 thoughts on “Queen Anne’s Lace Wildflowers Are Blooming And Plentiful On Cape Cod.”

  1. “The fields were rifle with clouds of Queen Anne’s lace, which would make a billowy wreath. Her father had always said there people who saw Queen Anne’s lace as a weed, and those who considered it a flower, and he belonged to the latter group.
    If you think it’s beautiful it is, he had told her.”

    ― Alice Hoffman, The World That We Knew


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