Wildflowers - Downy Paintbrush
Roots of paintbrushes can be partially parasitic on roots of other plants. They can accumulate selenium in soils that have this element.
Did You Know?
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.