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    National Park South Dakota

Non-Native Plants - Prairie Chickweed

Prairie Chickweed, Field Chickweed, Mouse-ear Chickweed - Cerastium arvense
Prairie Chickweed, Field Chickweed, Mouse-ear Chickweed - Cerastium arvense
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NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
In wet springs, Prairie Chickweed can create showy, white patches, especially in the Red Valley grassy areas of the park.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.