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Plant of the Day
Tuesday 26 August 2014

The restoration and re-imagining of the landscape of Lowther Castle, Cumbria, has used impressively large areas of wild flower meadows. At this time of the year the biennial Daucus carota (wild carrot, Queen Anne’s lace) is flowering and setting seed. Flowers happen in the second year of the plant life cycle and are a source of pollen and nectar for bees. Wild carrot reproduces by seed and the old flowers provide another common name - bird’s nest. The plant can be prolific seeder, it was also called the Devil’s plague, so be careful of seeding plants in a garden situation.

Jill Raggett

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