Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pink Explosion

This is a Sensitive Brier, Schrankia uncinata. It grows as a sprawling perennial in our prairie, and when you touch its leaves they close up. I have grown up playing with them, but for some of you they will be unfamiliar. After the recent rains, there are hundreds of them in bloom, like tiny fireworks across the homestead.

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