i love queen anne’s lace in any form but i especially like it when its seed heads have dried like this. partly it’s because the plant is a significant fixture in the landscapes of both of my current “homes,” of minnesota and the languedoc. partly because i love knowing that it is a form of wild carrot, and i can break its stem and smell carrots anytime i want to. but mostly it’s because i love the little marie antoinette hairdo that the seed heads tie themselves up into when they have dried. a hairdo both wild and civilized. like the plant itself.
dried queen anne’s lace