umbel season has arrived!
have i mentioned my fascination and affection for umbels? yeah, well, umbels are a personal favorite, and umbel season is beginning. umbellules, umbellets, umbellates, subumbellates, and of course umbelliforms. compound umbels, simple umbels, primary umbels, secondary umbels. a mother is supposed to say she loves all of her children equally. and i really do love all of my umbellate children just exactly the same. except i love wild carrot (queen anne’s lace) just a little bit more.
golden alexander (Zizia aurea)