Plant of the month

Botanical Spotlight: Unveiling the Wonders of Milkweed for Conservation

In the realm of conservation, there’s a humble hero quietly thriving – Milkweed. This botanical spotlight aims to unveil the wonders of this native plant, shedding light on its unique characteristics and the ecological benefits that make it a cornerstone in conservation projects. Milkweed, often overlooked, plays a crucial role in supporting biodiversity. Its intricate […]

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Plant of the month – The Purple Coneflower, a beautiful addition to the fall landscape

As the warmth of summer gives way to the cool embrace of autumn, prairies unveil a spectacle of hues, and one flower stands out as a crown jewel in this seasonal symphony—the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). The Purple Coneflower, with its striking pink to purple petals and prominent orange-brown cone-shaped center, exudes a timeless elegance.

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Goldenrod: A Burst of beauty in the Fall, and an ecological importance

As autumn begins to set in, one native wildflower stands out as a beacon of vibrant color and ecological significance: goldenrod. With its brilliant yellow plumes and rich history, goldenrod is a beloved symbol of the fall season in North America. The Many Faces of Goldenrod: Goldenrod is not a single species but a diverse

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Alfalfa – one of the most nutrient-rich plants farmers and ranchers can grow

In agriculture, few crops shine as brightly as alfalfa. Often called the “Queen of Forages,” this remarkable legume has earned its reputation as one of the most nutrient-rich and versatile plants that farmers and ranchers can cultivate.  Alfalfa is a perennial legume that boasts an impressive nutritional profile. It’s rich in essential nutrients that are

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Plant of the month! Big Bluestem: A Natural Solution for Land Erosion, Farming, and Ecosystem Restoration

Big Bluestem Grass is a native grass species native to North America and common amongst many CRP mixes you’ll find. Renowned for its robust root system and striking blue-green foliage, this native grass species plays a pivotal role in curbing land erosion, restoring degraded landscapes, and fostering local ecosystems. Its frequent use in land conservation projects underscores its significance as a natural solution for stabilizing soil, enhancing agricultural practices, and promoting biodiversity.

Big Bluestem is a native grass species native to North America and common amongst many CRP mixes you’ll find. Renowned for its robust root system and striking blue-green foliage, this native grass species plays a pivotal role in curbing land erosion, restoring degraded landscapes, and fostering local ecosystems. Its frequent use in land conservation projects underscores its significance as a natural solution for stabilizing soil, enhancing agricultural practices, and promoting biodiversity.

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