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Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota

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This guide is intended to provide beginners with an overview of North Dakota’s prairie wildflowers and grasses. It is by no means an exclusive list, but it outlines many of the common prairie species in the state. It is not a scientific key, but does include descriptive clues for identification and other interesting facts. The flowers have been arranged into three primary groups based on when they bloom. The grasses follow at the end. We hope the guide will help you identify prairie wildflower and grass species and foster an appreciation of why it is important to continue conservation and restoration efforts of prairies in North Dakota.

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North Dakota Game and Fish Department
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Species Identification
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