cow parsley

Queen Anne's Lace

Wednesday 4th October 2000, West Yorkshire
cow parsley IN APRIL AND MAY Cow Parsley flowers by the roadsides in such frothy profusion that's its alternative common name is Queen Anne's Lace. It has also been referred to as Mother Die, a name which discourages children from picking either this harmless plant or the similar but deadly poisonous Hemlock.

This one is still in flower at the bottom of the garden because I cut it back during the summer, in a rare spate of tidying up.

It typically grows to 3 or 4 feet page

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

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