{floral friday}

{floral friday #59}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

Even though probably considered a weed by most, I had to take some pictures of these pretty flowers. Cow parsley is in bloom EVERYWHERE right now. It's such a hardy plant that it tolerates all car fumes to beautify the roadsides around town.

During our last craft get together, my mom and I picked some from the side of the road to take home with us and to take some pictures.


A few facts about cow parsley:

  • The cow parsley is a biennial plant, meaning that it takes two years to complete its lifecycle.
  • Cow parsley is a member of the carrot family.
  • Another common name is Queen Anne's lace.
  • Many people consider this plant a nuisance weed in gardens because it spreads very quickly. However, it is often used by florists in flower arrangements, as the tiny delicate flowers look well beside other brightly colored flowers. {source}
  • As a herbal remedy it has been used to treat kidney and bladder stones, like others of the wild and cultivated parsleys. {source}

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42 Kommentare

  • Antworten
    Hanne
    Freitag, der 25. Mai 2012 at 12:21

    May you have a wonderful weekend! Love your photos!

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    I am LOVD
    Freitag, der 25. Mai 2012 at 14:44

    Cow parsley is really so beautiful. Have a great weekend!

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    {Adventuresindinner}
    Freitag, der 25. Mai 2012 at 14:45

    Ours is just starting to pop here. Small one is creating huge bouquets each time she’s outside C:

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    Annika
    Freitag, der 25. Mai 2012 at 15:17

    I had these in my bridal bouquet, they are so delicate and pretty. I always love them when I see them growing in a meadow or by the road! Have a good weekend!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Samstag, der 26. Mai 2012 at 14:19

      Oh, how fun! I bet it looked beautiful! Do you have a picture of it on your blog? :D
      Ich wünsche Dir auch ein tolles Wochenende!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Gwen
    Freitag, der 25. Mai 2012 at 15:29

    I love driving by and seeing the regal Queen Anne’s lace blooming on the side of the road… Weed or not, it’s elegantly beautiful…

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Freitag, der 25. Mai 2012 at 17:19

    In close up the little flowers are very pretty! Great captures!
    Hope you have a lovely sunny weekend!!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Samstag, der 26. Mai 2012 at 23:30

      Thank you so much, Andrée!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful, sunny weekend as well! The weather really got NICE these past few days. Finally! ;)
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Shannah @ Just Us FOur
    Freitag, der 25. Mai 2012 at 17:29

    Gorgeous! I think they are so beautiful…especially when intermixed with other larger flowers.

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    Deidre
    Freitag, der 25. Mai 2012 at 23:33

    Stunning photos they captivate me! That plant is so lovely through your lens!I never heard of cow parsley until now hmmm:) Im following you and loving your blog! Please stop by sometime and follow your new friend and chat some:) Deidre~

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sonntag, der 27. Mai 2012 at 22:11

      Thank you so much Deidre! I’m off to check out your blog. I’m happy you found me! :)
      Have a wonderful remaining weekend!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Kei
    Samstag, der 26. Mai 2012 at 00:39

    Gorgeous pictures! There’s a ton of that stuff near my house, I think it’s lovely!

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    julie
    Samstag, der 26. Mai 2012 at 01:15

    What a pretty flower and I like queens Ann’s lace its sometimes more prettier then babes breath in an arrangement. The one you pictured is smaller. What a great photo I really like the country look of the whole thing. Thanks for shareing, God bless you and yours.
    1205love@gmail.com

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    Bridget@MrsGreenJeans
    Sonntag, der 27. Mai 2012 at 07:56

    I love these flowers they are so adorable! Found you over at Funky Junk Interiors!

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    Kelly@Craft Until Your Art's Content
    Sonntag, der 27. Mai 2012 at 07:58

    Very pretty flowers, the photos are lovely,

    Kelly

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    Annchen
    Sonntag, der 27. Mai 2012 at 11:54

    Wonderful soft pics …

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    Baiba
    Sonntag, der 27. Mai 2012 at 12:58

    Beautiful photos.

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    susan@avintagefarmwife
    Sonntag, der 27. Mai 2012 at 14:56

    I love Queen Anne’s Lace! I have never heard it called Cow’s Parsley before-interesting. It is blooming here as well even though it is about a month early. We have had a crazy spring and everything is ahead of schedule.

    Have a beautiful, beautiful Sunday!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Montag, der 28. Mai 2012 at 20:15

      Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comment, Susan! :)
      I hope you’re having a fabulous and long weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Tanya
    Sonntag, der 27. Mai 2012 at 17:30

    Thank you so much for your fabulous post and photography, really enjoy your blog :)

    Tanya

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Montag, der 28. Mai 2012 at 21:57

    thanks for your lovely weekend flowers :)

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    Jill
    Montag, der 28. Mai 2012 at 22:26

    Such pretty and delicate flowers!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Debra Kapellakis
    Dienstag, der 29. Mai 2012 at 11:24

    Pretty pictures and enjoyed the bits of info.

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    Ashley
    Dienstag, der 29. Mai 2012 at 21:05

    beautiful photos. i will never tire of looking at dreamy photos of these flowers. i’ve never heard them called cow parsley, i’ve always called them queen anne’s lace. i learned something new!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Mittwoch, der 30. Mai 2012 at 17:54

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Ashley! ;)
      I might not have picked the most common name, as I had to translate from the German name, hehe.
      I hope you’re having a great day!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Jody
    Mittwoch, der 30. Mai 2012 at 03:56

    Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos of these flowers. I have them throughout our garden and we love to use them in bouquets. We call them Queen Anne’s Lace.. Thanks for all the information. Have a great week.

    Jody

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    judyktw
    Freitag, der 1. Juni 2012 at 18:49

    You can also put Queen Anne’s Lace /Cow Parsley in colored water and the white blooms will take on the tint of the water…just use a few drops of food coloring!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Freitag, der 1. Juni 2012 at 22:34

      Ooh, what a fun idea! Thank you so much for the tip! I will definitely have to give that a try. :)
      Have a wonderful weekend, Judy!
      xo! Vanessa

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