One of the things I loved about being back East is the abundance of Queen Anne's Lace along the roadside. I suppose it's considered a weed, but isn't it beautiful? Part of the name comes from the flowers' obvious resemblance to lace, but I learned through Wiki-ped that it's named for Queen Anne because some versions have a red flower in the middle which represents a drop of blood from when the Queen pricked her finger while tatting. I've never seen the flower with a red center, so I'll have to take their word for it.
Like carnations, Queen Anne's Lace can be died by putting the cut ends in water with food coloring. The leaves can cause severe skin rashes, so be careful if you try this! QAL is also known as Wild Carrot, because the root smells like a carrot. And, a teaspoon of the crushed seeds can be used for birth control. Who knew?