Photographs of the tallgrass prairie, prairie grasses and prairie forbs, and landscape design projects by landscape designer, fiber artist, silversmith, and nature photographer Karma Grotelueschen.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008
36" thorny arching cane
Prefers very light shade - Naturally grows at edge of savanna
Fruit in late June to early July
Three part leaves grow on arching stems with white coating and many small thorns
Prairie once covered the land from Canada to Texas, Ohio to Montana in vast rolling seas of grass and flowers. Now, tiny remnants remain and environmentalists and preservationists and countless volunteers work to save and restore and reconstruct prairies. These photographs are from Wisconsin and Illinois prairies, from state parks, forest preserves, the Morton Arboretum, Garfeild Farm Museum, trails, commercial landscapes and private gardens. I am nature photographer and landscape designer and prairie volunteer. Email me by clicking allprairie under Contributors below if you want to purchase a photo or request a custom prairie garden design or ask a question about the prairie. Photos are copyrighted.