Sunday, August 2, 2009

Prairie tea

Prairie tea (Croton monanthogynus) at top of the limestone cliffs at France Park in Cass County. The prairie tea here is a good size population but the severe conditions keep it a dwarf size, normally it can get about a foot tall, these plants on top of the cliff are about four or five inches high. The dry looking plants behind it are white sweetclover (Melilotus alba).

More Croton monanthogynus at the top of the cliff, it makes the best of whatever thin soil it can find. Pictures taken August 1, 2009.

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