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Spring wildflower often found hiding beneath prairie grasses.
Spring wildflower often mistaken for a wild onion, but contains a toxic substance similar to cyanide.
One of the first flowers seen in the springtime, a low, mat-forming perennial.
Light yellow flowers on top of a small, spherical cactus.
Pollinated by night-flying insects, the white flowers open in the evening.
One of the first flowers that bloom in the spring, its showy yellow flowers brighten the badlands.
A fragrant flower with delicate pink petals.
Also known as breadroot scurfpea and tipsin, the tuberous root was a food source for Native Americans and homesteaders.
Poisonous to livestock, this plant accumulates selenium, which causes alkali disease in grazing animals.
A beautiful lily of the plains, which was eaten by homesteaders and Native Americans alike.
A drought-resistant perennial of the Great Plains
Commonly known by locals as a gumbo lily, the flowers are pollinated by night-flying insects and close shortly after sunrise.
Also known as white beardtongue, this plant grows up to 16 inches tall and has several stems filled with white flowers.
Last updated: August 1, 2014