Jul. 26, 2021

Sibley Prairie

Dense blazingstars were blooming at Sibley. One of the most prominent features of this preserve are the trees. Most of it is not very like a prairie. We Europeans have killed most of the ruminants, and controlled the fires that would have kept the forest at bay. This blazingstar is now blooming profusely in the remaing few open areas. These head high spikes bloom first from the top, then progressively downward.