|Prairie Rose, hike to 70 Mile Butte, Grasslands NP © SB|
Imagine a roses bush so small that it's dwarfed by sage, a prairie wildflower so hardy that it can grow in sand. That's the Prairie Rose that grows in Grasslands National Park. The flower is flat, a pale pink that fades to white, and the rose hips are bright red. This very low branching shrub dies back to the ground each fall.
|Prairie Rose hips © SB|
Prairie Wildflower: Prairie Rose (Rosa Arkansana)
Location: Grasslands National Park, on the trail up to 70 Mile Butte (the first two pictures were taken beside the Western/Rustic Eagle Butte sign)
Photo Date: July 27, 2011.
|Prairie Rose with Sage © SB|