Up to the barrens

The trip back to the cars, led us up on to the barrens. The cows had grazed in the barrens so the grass was chomped down pretty low. Still we were able to find good stuff!

The Two-leaf Senna (Senna roemeriana) was still in bloom!

This was the only Bindweed (Convolvulus equitans) that I remember seeing!

This is Coryphantha sulcata. One of the common names is Pineapple Cactus. It will have a pretty yellow flower with a red center. Note it has a center spine.

Rough Hedeoma (Hedeoma drummondii) has a peppermint fragrance. So on this outing we had both the peppermint and camphor Hedeomas!

Coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) is the host plant for the Snowberry Clearwing, a moth.

Wild Petunia or Ruellia (Ruellia humilis) is a nice splash of color.

Gumweed Saw-leaf Daisy (Grindelia ciliata) is a great, but a prickly leaved late summer plant.

This Rainbow Grasshopper (Datylotum bicolor) was not as colorful as they sometimes can be.

The wispy and tall False Gaura (Stenosiphon linifolius) is a great prairie plant. You will just have to imagine the little bee that flew off before I could get a shot.

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