Summer season Snowflake | Exterior My Window


Queen Anne’s Lace, Schenley Park, 22 July 2022 (photograph by Kate St. John)

23 July 2022

The flowers on Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota), or wild carrot, are so lacy and common that they resemble snowflakes when seen from above, particularly in black-and-white.

Look carefully and also you’ll see that the tiny flowers contained in the umbel have 5 common elements. Step again to see the sample of 5’s replicating to the sting.

Queen Anne’s lace umbel is 5-sided (photograph by Kate St. John)

In contrast to winter’s 6-sided snowflakes (under) these summer time “snowflakes” have solely 5.

Snowflake (photograph by Alexey Kljatov by way of Wikimedia Commons)

(pictures by Kate St. John and from Alexey Kljatov by way of Wikimedia Commons)


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