The Pretty Weed

IMG_2403The area where I park for work has developed a healthy outcropping of weeds.  No surprise there:  in Ohio in the summer, the weeds just grow like . . . well, weeds.  Most of the plants are of the broad-leafed, saw-toothed variety that sprout from every crack and crevice, sprawl everywhere, and look like they’d give you a rash if you touched them.  Amongst the ugliness, however, are some plants that grow like weeds but still possess a certain delicate beauty — Daucus carota, more commonly known as Queen Anne’s Lace.  They grow taller than the trashy plants and help to mask their unsightliness, making the summer weed season a little bit more bearable.