Keck, Cow Parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris

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Where I grew up, which was once part of the Danelaw, ¬†we called it ‘keck’, a common name for cow parsley; some call it wild chervil, or even Queen Anne’s Lace. Well, it sounds like an ancient Norse word, but it could equally be good old Old English. Either way, it is characteristic of this time of year, as spring turns into summer.

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