Sensitive Briar has a lot of pizazz for a wildflower. Its blooms look like little pink pompoms
dipped in yellow glitter.
The stems of sensitive briar are covered
with sharp prickles that can be pretty painful. This is why they were once called “Devil’s Shoestrings”
by rural children who had experience with them.
There are many varieties of Coreopsis that bloom profusely in the prairie.
Common Cinquefoil above is a creamy butter color.
Below is the Indian Paintbrush, an easily identified wildflower.
This Tube Beard Tongue is a Foxglove, a member of the Snapdragon family.
Tube Beard Tongue