Monday, June 6, 2011

Prairie hyacinth

This prairie hyacinth (Camassia angusta) is starting to flower.  Camassia angusta flowers later than the Camassia scilloides of the woodlands.  The flat-topped yellow flower clusters are wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa).  A prairie remnant in Benton County, west of Otterbein. This narrow strip of land between the railroad and US Hwy. 52 is all that is left here of the Great Prairie.  Picture taken June 2, 2011.

Link to Camassia angusta:

Link to Camassia angusta

Link to previous post on Camassia scilloides:

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