Sunday, September 6, 2015

Tallgrass Vignettes

Standing amidst this sward of tallgrass prairie in Southern Kansas one evening (08-22-15) brought this line from Willa Cather to mind: ".......I felt the grass was the country, as the water was the sea."

Sweet Coneflowers (Rudbeckia subtomentosa) @ Osage Prairie, Missouri (8-19-15)
Profusion of Flowering Spurge @ Linden's Prairie, Missouri (8-20-15)

A few stalks of flowering Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) stand above patches of Flowering Spurge (Euphorbia corollata) and a few other species @ Paintbrush Prairie, MO (8-16-15)

Stiff Sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus) patch @ Tallgrass Preserve, Kansas (8-16-15)

Big Bluestem flowering above Flowering Spurge, Rosinweed stem on the left @ Tallgrass Preserve, Kansas (8-16-15)
Ashy Sunflowers (Helianthus mollis) @ Paintbrush Prairie, Missouri (8-17-15)

Flowering assemblage with Blue Sage (Salvia azurea), Ironweed, and Goldenrods @ Taberville Prairie, Missouri (8-18-15)

Getting on to evening at Golden Prairie, Missouri (8-22-15)

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