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Ann

Queen Anne pricked her finger and a drop of blood fell on the lace.

gail

Right!

John Governale

Excellent photo.

I never knew the explanation about the pricking of a finger and a drop of blood on the lace, but it makes perfect sense now that I hear it, adding to the charm of this beautiful and beautifully named flower.

Many years ago, I wrote a song called Queen Anne's Lace. Here is a link to the lyric: http://www.mainewriting.com/lace.html

Ann

Is there anyone out there who has never put Queen Anne's lace in a vase of water to which you have added a few drops of food coloring?

gail

Me?

Ann

I can hardly believe you missed that part of childhood. Didn't they have Queen Anne's lace in Cincinnati? Try it now and put it in your repertoire for impressing future grandchildren

gail

We did have Queen Anne's Lace in Cincinnati, but my parents were so urbanized they were intimidated by grass.

J

Queen Anne's Lace is part of the Parsley family and is also known as the wild carrot. If you crush the root in your fingers you can smell the "carroty" aroma.

The URL provided has some interesting herbal tidbits about Queen Anne's Lace

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