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Photo of the Week – June 23, 2017

This is a good year for sensitive briar (Mimosa quadrivalvus) in the Platte River Prairies.  Sensitive briar is a spiny perennial legume that sprawls across the ground in dry prairies and has leaves that fold up when touched or blown … Continue reading

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Sensitive Briar Explosion

It’s been a cool and wet year spring and summer here.  Seed harvest is about 2 weeks behind schedule because plants are flowering later than in recent years, and we’re seeing unusual abundances (high and low) of some plant species.  … Continue reading

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