Summer Botanical

July 17, 2010

henry county, indiana


queen anne’s lace has always been one of my favorite roadside wildflowers.  i remember walking (driving as i got older) along country roads in my youth cutting a variety of wildflowers to take home and arrange in vases.

there is beauty all around us. all you have to do is take the time to look.

what is your favorite summer botanical?




10 Responses to “Summer Botanical”

  1. Joe Smo Says:

    Is that smokable stuff?

  2. Joe Smokey Says:

    I would remove this before ( RON HALABERT ) see’s this. he will be at your door! 9501 telford lane, numbville, In 81269

    • julayne Says:

      i realize that we live in a police state. however, this photo was taken on your property! i hate to tell you that it’s growing everywhere. it’s running a close second to the posion ivy.



  3. Liz Says:

    beauteous! i used to make numerous bouquets with those as a child. right now, i’m loving the bitterroots springing up around my house!

  4. julayne Says:

    thanks for your contribution to the blog. i enjoy your blog so much. have an awesome adventure in antarctica!



  5. poietes Says:

    I have always loved queen anne’s lace. It is such a simple wildflower, and I would much rather see it proliferating roadsides that some other things.

    • julayne Says:

      hi there!
      like you, i love the simplicty of queen anne’s lace. it’s so delicate too; perfect for us nature girls :). i always look forward to your comments, thank you.

  6. Wapello Warbler Says:

    Queen Anne’s Lace is wild carrots. However, hemlock looks very much like it and is very poisonous, so don’t go harvesting wild carrots until you can tell the difference.

    One of my favorites is the Compass Plant. It’s native, makes a good substitute for chewing gum, and the leaves point north and south.

    • julayne Says:

      hi there!

      thanks so much for the great comment! so much good information. i never knew that QA’sL is wild carrots. thanks for letting me know about the hemlock too. i soooo appreciate your knowledge. i’m anxious to learn more about the compass plant you’ve mentioned. i’m now posting photos from a recent hike i took in illinois. any comments concerning just what the heck it is that i have photographed sure would be appreciated.
      thank you again, i look forward to future comments from you :).

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