Oct. 24, 2021

caraway, Carum carvi

Caraway! You love its rye flavor, or you don't. Could have had rye bread with that BLT yesterday, but I passed. Many wouldn't. I'll settle for the flowers of this now well established plant. This patch was along a rural road well into the Rocky Mountains. These look a lot like Queen-Anne's-lace, except the petals are notched on the ends. Watch for them, they may be more common than you think. And if you collect the flavored seeds, don't worry about confusion. Caraway's are smooth, the Queen's are bristly. Caraway has been reported from CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, SPM, and GL. Clear Creek Co CO, 6/18/13. Celery family, Apiaceae.