{floral friday #59}

May 25, 2012


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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  1. May you have a wonderful weekend! Love your photos!
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  2. Cow parsley is really so beautiful. Have a great weekend!
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  3. Ours is just starting to pop here. Small one is creating huge bouquets each time she’s outside C:
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. In close up the little flowers are very pretty! Great captures!
    Hope you have a lovely sunny weekend!!
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  7. Gorgeous! I think they are so beautiful…especially when intermixed with other larger flowers.
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  8. 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~

  9. Gorgeous pictures! There’s a ton of that stuff near my house, I think it’s lovely!
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  10. 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.
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  11. I love these flowers they are so adorable! Found you over at Funky Junk Interiors!
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  12. Very pretty flowers, the photos are lovely,

    Kelly

  13. Wonderful soft pics …

  14. Beautiful photos.
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  15. 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!

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

    Tanya
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  17. thanks for your lovely weekend flowers :)

  18. Such pretty and delicate flowers!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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  19. Debra Kapellakis says:

    Pretty pictures and enjoyed the bits of info.

  20. 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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  21. 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

  22. judyktw says:

    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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