Queen Anne's Lace It's dainty as lace and pretty enough to deck a queen. In late July and August, Queen Anne's Lace is seen along roadsides, embankments, in fields and in other places where the soil is not very rich. As lovely as it might be, it is considered an invasive weed in many states, so beware of planting it in your garden. Queen Anne's Lace's botanical name is Daucaus carota. It is in the same family as the carrot and its root smells just like a carrot. When rubbed
A. A.Milne said, "Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them." How very true! I began to get to know weeds many years ago when I started pressing flowers as a hobby. I started paying attention to the interesting shapes, textures and colors of sheep sorrel, rabbit’s foot clover, sleepy catchfly and many other weeds along the roadsides and in meadows. Now, every spring, summer and fall, I seek out my favorite 'weeds', press them, and use them in pressed flower creations.