Author: Eileen Sutter

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  • Somme Nature Preserve
  • Weeds
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Gentian Time

Gentian season is upon us and the prairie gentian is the star of the season! This lovely low blooming plant has deep violet-purple 5-lobed flowers, about 2" long and 1" across when fully open. The...

Milkweeds On The North Branch

Milkweed pollination is a complex multi-step affair, second only to orchid pollination for its intricacy. Milkweeds like the swamp milkweed shown below cannot self pollinate; instead they rely on insects like bees, wasps, moths,...