Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)
the meadows at Winterthur, Delaware; legacy of Henry Francis du Pont, 1880-1969, American
member of the carrot family; non-native, invasive, edible root, flowers, seed and leaves. Very beautiful flowers in August and September.
Has to be distinguished from poison hemlock, the killer of Socrates, which is in the same family.
August, 1974, tempera on panel.
George A. Weymouth, 1936-2016, American. Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania