A weed is but an unloved flower
By Lindsay Hindman with special thanks to Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Sioux City
So quipped 19th century Midwest poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox. While most people can agree that some weeds really ought to be eradicated, and good riddance, it’s also fair to say many wild flowering plants of the prairie are underappreciated. One of the first and loveliest signs of spring in Nebraska and South Dakota is the appearance of wildflowers throughout woods, fields, riverbanks, and grasslands, from the first tiny Pasqueflowers (South Dakota’s state flower) to the late-blooming Goldenrod (Nebraska’s state flower).
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