While walking one day in September I took some photos in a bit of a hurry. I had not traveled with my camera along the ditches of railroad tracks where wild things grow in a while. All Summer I had passed by wild roses, daylilies, grasses and other blooms I have yet to identify. Queen Anne's Lace among them. They grow along rocks and in ditches, on roadsides and along the borders of railroad tracks from late Spring until October.
I knew it might be my last chance to capture it. The other wild things around it had already gone to hide from Fall and Winter. So I stepped over into the ditch along side the tracks just before noon, when even in September the sun would be too high over head and make it too much work to get any of it's beauty.
Unfortunately, this plant also called -- Wild Carrot, is considered invasive and noxious. It hails from Europe and it is called wild carrot because the carrots we are familiar with today were cultivated from this pretty thing. The taproot is a medicinal, edible herb. The leaves are not. Be careful, she has an evil cousin and imposters as well.
To learn more, it's attributes and how helpful this plant is to the garden world follow the links to:
Wisconsin Master Gardener Program
A garden can be found anywhere because the whole earth is a garden.