Cup Plant Leaf

The cup plant is a North American perennial with distinctive cup-shaped leaves and yellow flowers. The leaves grow directly opposite each other so as to create a cup to retain water. Their intriguing texture and shape caught my attention. These were looking amazing at Glacial Park this morning.

Timothy Grass

Timothy grass, is a perennial bunchgrass that is native to Europe and widely naturalized in North America. It is named after Timothy Hanson, an American farmer who promoted its use as a forage crop in the 18th century. It grows to between 2 and 4 feet tall. I really like the color and texture.

Lady Asian Beetle on Yellow Parsnip

The prairie of Glacial Park was teeming with an abundant presence of Lady Asian Beetles. Within this landscape, one could spot the growth of wild parsnip, a plant known to flourish in numerous states, such as Illinois and Wisconsin. However, this species is not native to the region, originating from Europe. When handling wild parsnip,...Continue reading

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