Prairies

Plant Database
Whole yarrow plant with feathery leaves and flat white flower tops
Common Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
a bee on a lavender flower, flowers are arranged in an umbel on short stalks that emerge from a central core.
Tapertip Allium
Allium acuminatum
Tall spire of smaller purple flowers with yellow and white stamen
Indigo Bush
Amorpha fruticosa
curled flower with white hairs and orange petals
Menzies’ Fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii var. intermedia
The delicate, dusty pink starburst flowers of showy milkweed
Showy Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa
Meadow Knapweed Centaurea pratensis Purple flowers on long stems
Meadow Knapweed
Centaurea pratensis (aka Centaurea jacea x nigra, Centaurea debeauxii ssp. thuillieri)
a patch of fireweed with spires of purple flowers that taper to a point atop green spears of small lance shaped leaves
Fireweed
Chamerion angustifolium
a cluster of purple flowers, each with 6 petals, atop a leafless stalk
Ookow
Dichelostemma congestum
Oblong tapered leaf with serated edges
Cutleaf Teasel
Dipsacus laciniatus
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