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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Awakening

After a long hiatus, the Berry Prairie is beginning to come alive again!  The plants in the photos below are slowly but surely sprouting new leaves, putting out buds, and embracing the 55 degree warmth of spring.


Few-seed Draba (Draba oligosperma) with a few buds on - look for the yellow dots in the photo


 Devil's Gate Twinpod (Physaria eburniflora) decked out in feathers



Hooker's Sandwort (Eremogone hookeri), benefitting from its short stature and warmth of the "soil"





Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) bravely putting out new leaves




Black Sage (Artemesia nova) takes the prize for most chlorophyll at this stage of the game!




Stay tuned for more updates - and a story of a rabbit's desperate more to get water over the winter.



Written by Brenna Marsicek, Biodiversity Institute

2 comments:

  1. Great to see new growth on the Green Roof!

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    1. It's not a lot, but it's enough to get us excited for spring!

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