|Prairie everlasting © SB|
It's no surprise, then, that the first time I walked through this area, I walked right past these prairie wildflowers. (No surprise to me, at least...)
Not only am I slightly visually challenged, but I was looking for large, showy wildflowers — Gaillardia or Prairie Roses.
And these dry, low-growing florets were almost hidden in the dried grasses at the edge of the path.
Wildflowers Across the Prairies says there are about a dozen different kinds of everlasting/Antennaria in this area.
I've seen only one other kind so far, a kind of Pussy toes at Grasslands National Park.
Prairie Wildflower: Prairie Everlasting (Antennaria campestris)
Location: Condie Nature Refuge, north of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo Date: July 1, 2012.