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Moser-O'Dell Prairie Tour • Miami County

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 1pm
Ken O'Dell • 11485 W 303rd St. • Paola, KS • Map

Tour this pristine prairie and visit the home of over 100 confirmed species of native plants and a few rogues that have naturalized their way into our lives. This early we should see flowers on some of these delightful natives, including Yellow Star Grass (Hypoxis hirsuta), Breadfoot (Pediomelum esculentum) thanks to the sharp eyes of my friend Betsy Betros, Pink Prairie Phlox, Orange Puccoon, Ground Plum (Astragalus crassicarpus), Pussytoes and more. We usually have about 100 of the rare milkweed, Asclepias meadii as the foliage should be up for us to see. In the twenty plus years we have lived here we have never burned this prairie but we do cut hay late each year in September or mid October. This late cutting seems to knock off many seed that continue to come up each year. This is located on a gravel road. Enter about 1/3 mile west of our mailbox at 11485 W. 303rd. Street. Park on the north side of the street only as this road is narrow and that will leave room for other vehicles to pass.

Contact: Ken O'Dell 913 837-5112

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society, Kansas City Region

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