On Tyee Spit, in the much-disturbed ground around the tip, Queen Anne's lace, Daucus carota, dances in the wind.
|Flowering umbels and "bird's nest" seed heads.|
See that dark spot in the centre of the flowering disk? There was one in each head we looked at.
|And they're all this colour.|
All this time, and I'd never noticed that before!
Checking my book, I found, under Wild carrot/Queen Anne's lace;
FLOWERS: White or yellowish (but the central flower of the umbel commonly purple or pink.)
But is that purple? Or pink? Or halfway in between? So I went to Crayola crayon colors for a better match, and found Mulberry. The lighter bit in the centre would be Cerise. (Scroll down; they're in alphabetical order.) Must be accurate about these details!
|Closed to visiting bees. Seed production time.|
The seeds are prickly, brown when ripe.
Only five more days until Rock Flipping Day, next Sunday, September 9th. Have you selected your rock(s) yet?