Queen Anne's Lace


Do you know the pretty white flower called Queen Anne's Lace (it is really a weed) which grows along side the roadsides in the summer? This is the tale of how it came to be there. Do you know any other name for Queen Anne's Lace? Did you know it attracts beneficial bugs? Butterflies love it.

Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has washed her lace
(She chose a summer's day)
And hung it in a grassy place
To whiten, if it may.

Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has left it there,
And slept the dewy night;
Then waked, to find the sunshine fair,
And all the meadows white.

Queen Anne, Queen Anne, is dead and gone
(She died a summer's day),
But left her lace to whiten in
Each weed-entangled way!

Mary Leslie Newton

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