Specie: A. majus
Queen Anne's Lace
Lady's Lace, Bishop's flower, Bishop's "weed"
Name in Latin: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Name in English: Parsley, Carrot Family
Growth Habit: herbaceous deciduous
Flower: terminal umbels, lace like, compound clusters 3-6 across.
Blooming Period: June to October
Leaf: bipinnate, arranged in opposition, ovate with serrated margins
very "airy" works as a great filler.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 7-10 days
Amount of water: warm water to hydrate - moderate
Nutrition: floral food/preservative
Special handling: contact with sap can cause photosensitivity or dermatitis, ethylene sensitive
Being studies for possible cancer and AIDS treatments. Used in Ancient Egypt to treat skin diseases