|photo by .Bambo. on Flickr|
Each flower is made up of many little five-petaled individual flowers, with the smallest ones near the center. In each of the flowers around the edge, the outermost petal grows larger than the other four, giving the entire flower head its pleasing, symmetrical disk shape.
|See the larger petals on the flowerets nearest the edge?|
photo by +vega on Flickr
Seeing Queen Anne's lace bow during rainstorms always reminds me that there's a lot more going on in nature than most of us realize--even among the weeds.