Mature seeds of Illinois Bundleflower

Mature seeds of Illinois Bundleflower. I noticed these plants and seedheads scattered along the main park road as I was enjoying Gayfeather's showy (see yesterday's post!) fireworks display. The Bundleflowers are gone now but the distinctly-shaped bundle of seeds are now noticeable. Most of the seeds will eventually fall to the ground to be eaten by wildlife such as mice, birds, and ants or remain dormant for years buried in the soil if they are lucky. This is a native prairies species. #DoctorBot #LakeKirby




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