Autumn flowers & plants

Surprisingly, many plants and flowers were flourishing today in the warm, Autumn sun.



Queen Anne’s Lace Flower

This pretty little cluster of  white flowers rolls itself shut and goes to seed at the end of the season. It is frequently found in hedgerows, fields, meadows etc. It belongs to the carrot family and has feathery leaves like a carrot and the root smells like a carrot.

When it is open it has a single, purple flower in the middle. Its name comes from the legend that Queen Anne of England, pricked her finger and a drop of blood landed on the lace she was sewing.

However, it must NOT be confused with other similar looking plants which are poisonous.