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Wildflower of the Year: Compass Plant

Compass Plant (pre-bloom).
Compass Plant (pre-bloom).
Compass Plant, (during bloom)
Compass Plant, (during bloom)
Compass Plant
Compass Plant
Wabaunsee County weed department roadside spraying of Compass plant
Wabaunsee County weed department roadside spraying of Compass plant
Compass plant
Compass plant
Compass Plant Skyline Drive, Wabaunsee County
Compass Plant Skyline Drive, Wabaunsee County
Compass Close-up
Compass Close-up
Konza Compass
Konza Compass
A compass plant showing the way, northwest of Osage City
A compass plant showing the way, northwest of Osage City
Compass plant flower, northwest of Osage City
Compass plant flower, northwest of Osage City

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Flora

Lavender Show
Lavender Show
Purple Prairie Bloom
Purple Prairie Bloom
New Jersey Tea
New Jersey Tea
Prairie Groundsel
Prairie Groundsel
Berlandier's flax nestled in Buffalo grass
Berlandier’s flax nestled in Buffalo grass
Moth mullein in early bloom on roadside in Marion County
Moth mullein in early bloom on roadside in Marion County
Cardinal flower, (Lobelia), Cherokee, Co. Ks.
Cardinal flower, (Lobelia), Cherokee, Co. Ks.
Thickspike gayfeather, (Liatris pycnostachya), N.W. Cherokee, Co. Ks.
Thickspike gayfeather, (Liatris pycnostachya), N.W. Cherokee, Co. Ks.
Shot in a Road Cut
Shot in a Road Cut
Cup Plant against a Kansas Sky
Cup Plant against a Kansas Sky
Blue Wild Indigo on a Spring Morning
Blue Wild Indigo on a Spring Morning
Sunflowers on the Prairie
Sunflowers on the Prairie
Sunrise over prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)
Sunrise over prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)
Stand of lavender hyssops (Agastache foeniculum)
Stand of lavender hyssops (Agastache foeniculum)
Prairie wildflowers
Prairie wildflowers
Missouri Evening Primrose
Missouri Evening Primrose
Morel
Morel
Bee Balm (Monarda)
Bee Balm (Monarda)
purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea)
purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea)
wild rose
wild rose
Wild  prairie rose in the early morning along KS 150, Chase County
Wild prairie rose in the early morning along KS 150, Chase County
Bee balm – a pleasing sight for all, northwest of Osage City
Bee balm – a pleasing sight for all, northwest of Osage City
The brilliance of the master at dusk
The brilliance of the master at dusk

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Fauna

Dragonfly at Rest
Dragonfly at Rest
August Monarch Drinking Nectar from a Blooming Swamp Milkweed
August Monarch Drinking Nectar from a Blooming Swamp Milkweed
Fox On the Run
Fox On the Run
Monarch caterpillars on Butterfly Milkweed
How many can you count?
Monarch caterpillars on Butterfly Milkweed
How many can you count?
Monarch Butterfly, nectaring on a Swamp milkweed, N.W. Cherokee, Co. Ks.
Monarch Butterfly, nectaring on a Swamp milkweed, N.W. Cherokee, Co. Ks.
Zebra Swallowtail nectaring on a Thickspike gay feather
Zebra Swallowtail nectaring on a Thickspike gay feather
Goldenrod Soldier Beetles during Morning Dew
Goldenrod Soldier Beetles during Morning Dew
Wild Bergamot with American Goldfinch
Wild Bergamot with American Goldfinch
Rattlesnake Master with Monarch Butterfly
Rattlesnake Master with Monarch Butterfly
Soon to be a butterfly
Soon to be a butterfly
Bumblebees visiting a stand of showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) in a Merriam, Kansas native garden
Bumblebees visiting a stand of showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa) in a Merriam, Kansas native garden
Monarch larvae munching on butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Monarch larvae munching on butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Racerunner among Missouri Evening Primrose
Racerunner among Missouri Evening Primrose
Gorgon Checkerspots
Gorgon Checkerspots
Swallowtail on Hoary Verbena
Swallowtail on Hoary Verbena
Beetles on Rosinweed
Beetles on Rosinweed
Cedar waxwings dining at the neighborhood eastern red cedar, northwest of Osage City
Cedar waxwings dining at the neighborhood eastern red cedar, northwest of Osage City
Eastern bluebird on watch, northwest of Osage City
Eastern bluebird on watch, northwest of Osage City
Dragonfly on Blue Sage Salvia
Dragonfly on Blue Sage Salvia
Gaillardia Blanket Flower with Bee
Gaillardia Blanket Flower with Bee
Busy Bee Pollinating Echinacea
Busy Bee Pollinating Echinacea
Monarch Amongst the Flowers
Monarch Amongst the Flowers
Goldfinch Treasure Hunt
Goldfinch Treasure Hunt
Mariposa Magic
Mariposa Magic

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Garden

Brown-eyed Susan Sunshine
Brown-eyed Susan Sunshine
Blanket Flower and Bee
Blanket Flower and Bee
Monarch Waystation Garden at the Cedars in McPherson
Monarch Waystation Garden at the Cedars in McPherson
Backyard (mostly) native plant garden in McPherson
Backyard (mostly) native plant garden in McPherson
High Summer with the Native Plants at Maggie's Farm
High Summer with the Native Plants at Maggie’s Farm
A Pollinators' Garden at Maggie's Farm
A Pollinators’ Garden at Maggie’s Farm
Coneflower and Monarch
Coneflower and Monarch
First to Bloom: Astragalus crassicarpus & Cercis canadensis
First to Bloom: Astragalus crassicarpus & Cercis canadensis
My Wild Garden
My Wild Garden
Native plants bed at KSU Rattlesnake master and echinacea
Native plants bed at KSU Rattlesnake master and echinacea
Butterfly milkweed and catclaw sensitive briar, near Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, McPherson County
Butterfly milkweed and catclaw sensitive briar, near Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, McPherson County
Blooming catalpa tree, northwest of Osage City
Blooming catalpa tree, northwest of Osage City
Union Depot Garden in North Lawrence
Union Depot Garden in North Lawrence
Shawnee Indian Mission Rain Garden
Shawnee Indian Mission Rain Garden

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People

Prairie Seed Harvesters
Prairie Seed Harvesters
Glorious New Jersey Tea
Glorious New Jersey Tea
Exploring Little Jerusalem with wildflower enthusiasts
Exploring Little Jerusalem with wildflower enthusiasts
Sharing the prairie in Barber County with a group of young people
Sharing the prairie in Barber County with a group of young people
Watering New Pollinator Garden at Sister of Charity Motherhouse
Watering New Pollinator Garden at Sister of Charity Motherhouse
A Little Burgeoning Botanist in Native Prairie Habitat
A Little Burgeoning Botanist in Native Prairie Habitat
Hand Harvesting Anise Hyssop for Native Tea
Hand Harvesting Anise Hyssop for Native Tea
Visitor to Kansas Prairie
Visitor to Kansas Prairie
Flinthills Hike
Flinthills Hike
Students taking notes on a restored native prairie
Students taking notes on a restored native prairie
Students taking notes on a restored native prairie
Students taking notes on a restored native prairie
In the Grass
In the Grass
The Year of New Jersey Tea
The Year of New Jersey Tea
Trekking through the prairie in March, northwest of Osage City
Trekking through the prairie in March, northwest of Osage City
Tall grass prairie living up to its name, northwest of Osage City
Tall grass prairie living up to its name, northwest of Osage City

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Scenery

Pollinator Plot--First-year Bloom
Pollinator Plot–First-year Bloom
Wintertime Prairie Trail
Wintertime Prairie Trail
Lone Winter Statue Facing an Outstretched Wavy Mirror Image
Lone Winter Statue Facing an Outstretched Wavy Mirror Image
Prairie Peace
Prairie Peace
New Jersey Tea Spring
New Jersey Tea Spring
Prince's Plume in bloom at Little Jerusalem
Prince’s Plume in bloom at Little Jerusalem
Lotus blossoms in pond at Buffalo Preserve near Garden City
Lotus blossoms in pond at Buffalo Preserve near Garden City
Foggy Morning in the Plains
Foggy Morning in the Plains
Suzanne Ecke McColl Nature Reserve -The Wetlands
Suzanne Ecke McColl Nature Reserve -The Wetlands
Looking North Towards the Rockefeller Prairie
Looking North Towards the Rockefeller Prairie
Big Bluegrass
Big Bluegrass
Sunrise over a local wetland in Cherokee, Co. Ks.
Sunrise over a local wetland in Cherokee, Co. Ks.
Flint Hills Landscape
Flint Hills Landscape
Missouri Evening Primrose Sunset
Missouri Evening Primrose Sunset
Sunrise with reflections over an old strip pit from coal mining days
long ago. A swampy area now
Sunrise with reflections over an old strip pit from coal mining days
long ago. A swampy area now
butterfly milkweed at Konza Prairie
butterfly milkweed at Konza Prairie
Blazing sunset over the prairie, northwest of Osage City
Blazing sunset over the prairie, northwest of Osage City
Big bluestem thriving in the Kansas sun, northwest of Osage City
Big bluestem thriving in the Kansas sun, northwest of Osage City
Sunset in Douglas County
Sunset in Douglas County
View from Coronado Heights
View from Coronado Heights

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