Prairie land once dominated the Midwest, but today prairies are one of our most endangered habitats. The rich prairie soils of America have gone from being a diverse community of plants and animals to becoming farmland for growing corn, soybeans or wheat. Many of the prairie lands found today are what are called “restored prairies” (land replanted with prairie plant species). I have worked on a restored prairie since 1996, and can tell you that beauty is very subtle on a prairie. However, if you spend the time enjoying the diversity of grasses and flowers, I think you will find “magic of the prairie”.
What to do: Click on the “Start” button below to take the Prairie Flowers Quiz. Read the description of each plant and then guess its name.