Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers (20/35)
A couple of 8 foot tall blooming Compass Plants (Silphium laciniatum) tower over Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpea) and other tallgrass prairie species below it in a restored tallgrass prairire. The common name of this wildflower native to North America comes from the tendency of its pinnate leaves to orient North-South. Its taproot may grow down 6-14 feet, making it drought and fire resistant.
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