People who travel the rural Iowa roads are fond of saying about small towns, "Don't blink or you'll miss it." A recent walk in the prairie was a lot like that.
Yellow dominates in terms of flower color, that's for sure. But a closer look reveals dots of blue and pink. And it's these smaller, delicate touches that are showing this week. These looked so different from the pictures in my prairie flower books that I sought help from Polk County Master Gardener Eileen Robb with identification. A BIG thanks to her for her rapid and helpful response.
When I walk in the prairie, I must be sure not to blink!