Thursday, November 27, 2014

Carrot weed

Here in Northland we know summer has arrived when carrot weed makes its appearance along the roadsides and often in pasture paddocks, too.  It has a botanical name, of course, oenanthe pimpinelloides, and is also known as Parsley Dropwort.  I don't remember it being around years ago but it certainly is part of every summer now.  Shame it's such a pest because it can look quite pretty.

Here it is alongside our roadside front fence:


An old farm fence:

16 comments:

  1. lovely! it looks like what we call 'queen anne's lace' which is also known as wild carrot. :)

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  2. Love both shots however I really like the way you focused only on the fence in the 2nd shot. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

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  3. Lovely images and fence photos.. Have a happy day!

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  4. Wonderful photos and I love that second one :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    【ツ】Knipsa

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  5. Love the faded effect surrounding this beautiful fence line

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  6. Wasn't it Winnie-the-Pooh who said that weeds are friends, too, if you get to know them? Yes, it's sad that so many pretty plants are invasive because they came from other parts of the world.

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  7. I love your fence images Pauline, especially the first one. And I agree with Tex about the queen anne's lace or wild carrot.

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  8. Invasives are such a tragedy.

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  9. Both very lovely fences. I've not heard of Parsley Dropwort ut it does have cheery little flowers.

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  10. Very pretty photos Pauline. Liked the angles on both shots and the blurred out focus in the second is a lovely addition. The wild flowers are lovely also.

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  11. wow, these are very spring. or maybe just remind me of that time of the year. i love them. take care. ( :

    i had an aunt Pauline ...so cool!

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  12. Two very effective photos Pauline. A friend of mine hates it when I use the word "weed" and he tells me they are simply "wild plants".

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  13. Is that the same as Queen Anne's Lace..our common name for a relative of the carrot.

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  14. 'queen anne's lace' - yes


    lovely photos



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  15. It's nice to see some green fields with flowers. The colors are pretty flat around here.

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  16. It's not a weed I recognise. I wonder if we have it down in the Bay.

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