Little Flower Farm Prairie Walk • Jefferson County
Wednesday, Jun 20th, 2012 @ 10am
5858 Washington Rd. • McLouth, KS • Map
About our prairie: We have 15 acres of preserved tallgrass prairie. Due to the presence of certain plants, we are confident that it has not ever been plowed or even significantly grazed. There is a spring in the prairie, so we have some moister areas and some drier areas. To this point, we have documented a number of wildflowers and grasses, including Pale Purple Coneflower, Purple Prairie Clover, Butterfly Milkweed, Prairie Blazing Star, Leadplant, Eastern Gamagrass, Slender Mountain Mint, Wood Betony, Golden Alexanders, Prairie Larkspur, Black Eyed Susan, Sawtooth Sunflower, Sweet Coneflower, Common Spiderwort, Prairie Phlox, Prairie Cordgrass, Pendant Bullrush, and the threatened Mead's Milkweed, to name only some of what is growing out there. We burned the prairie early this spring and it is growing just fabulously this year. This is a private prairie and is only open to the public on this day.
Contact: Stacey Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 913-796-6120
More Info: Little Flower FarmSponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society
29 people attended the event.
Stacey Johnson graciously hosted KNPS on her beautiful diverse prairie. She showed us "her" Mead's milkweeds that had bloomed and had pods on them. Her's are a newly discovered population. We also enjoyed such plants as prairie milkweed (A. hirtella), slender mountain mint, compass plant, scaly blazing star (Liatris squarrosa var. hirsuta), and Culver's root. We also observed Regal fritillary butterflies & an arrowhead spiketail dragonfly.
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