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Bird’s Nest


According to a Web search, a mature seed head of Queen Anne’s Lace will close up upon itself to form a bowl looking somewhat like a bird’s nest. I captured this one before it turned a brownish color, another reason why it also is called Bird’s Nest Plant.

Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne’s Lace

An important side note: Queen Anne’s Lace is host to the Black Swallowtail butterfly,  which could account for it being one of the few common large butterflies left.

Black Swallowtail

Woodsie wildflower has a name!


Captured at Thousand Trails Nature Preserve in Indiana.
Captured at Thousand Trails Nature Preserve in Indiana.

Updated May 31: I captured this Multiflora Rose (Multiflora rosa) on our Memorial Day weekend getaway. Thanks to Ilex (Midwestern Plant Girl) for the I.D.