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Wildflowers - Leadplant

Leadplant - Amorpha canescens
Leadplant - Amorpha canescens
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Leadplant is primarily a tallgrass prairie species. The name "leadplant" comes from the gray color of the leaves.

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.