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Purple meadow

Vetch is a legume that provides fodder for deer and farm animals. Its purple flowers cover part of our meadow where deer frequently feed.

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Gaillardias after the rain

The name of this festive wildflower is close to “Galliard,” the name of a brisk Renaissance dance. My husband planted these two years ago. They’re windworthy of the prairie, as well as a joy for the eyes.

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Pretty UFO in my back yard

As in, unidentified flowering object, of course. . .The yellow flower showed up in bloom after everything else was withering, and I have no idea what it is. It isn’t a sunflower, and we didn’t plant it, so we assume it must be a pretty wildflower of some sort. The blue flower had me stymied, but Vic identified it as a late-blooming flax.

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