i grew up watching patches of queen anne’s lace slide past the backseat window along roadways and highways across minnesota. then as an adult, i lived in southwest france with my family for several months and got to know a distinctive chalice-shaped cup of seeds and stems as carotte sauvage. it was not until i saw this queen anne’s lace referred to as “wild carrot” that the mental connection was made, and i realized they were related. we love both intercontinental cousins.
queen anne’s lace
snail lake regional park, saint paul, minnesota