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
Often thought of as a woodland plant, prairie trilllium prefers the partial shade under savanna plants or even at the feet of the tallgrass prairie plants that expose them to sun in the early spring but protect them in shade the rest of the growing season.
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.