No, It’s Not

You’re driving along the road and marvel at the large patches of Queen Anne’s Lace.  Except… no.  It isn’t.

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It’s actually “Wild Chervil” (Anthriscus sylvestris). It’s also in the Parsley family, like Queen Anne’s Lace, but when you get up close, you can tell the difference! Read more about it by clicking here.

And then your head is turned by large patches of pale to deep fuscia pink and you are sure it is Wild Phlox. Except… no. It isn’t.

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It’s actually Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis), a member of the mustard family. I munched on a flower yesterday and it wasn’t half bad! Read more about it by clicking here.