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Illustration of American basswood leaves, flowers, fruits.

American Basswood (American Linden)

American basswood, Tilia americana.

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Illustration of American beech leaves and nuts.

American Beech

American beech, Fagus grandifolia.

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American blue hearts and prairie hyacinth seeds

American blue hearts and prairie hyacinth seeds

Some prairie plant seed can be collected by machinery. But other seeds such as American blue hearts and prairie hyacinth (right) are so small they must be collected by hand.

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Illustration of American elm leaves.

American Elm

American elm, Ulmus americana.

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Photo of American feverfew plant with flower cluster.

American Feverfew (Wild Quinine)

A common component of high-quality upland prairie, American feverfew, or wild quinine, is a native wildflower that was used to treat fevers or malaria. It's in the composite family.

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Photo of American feverfew flower cluster.

American Feverfew (Wild Quinine) Flowers

The flowerheads of American feverfew grow in flat-topped or slightly rounded, fuzzy white clusters about ¼ inch wide. The petal-like ray florets are few, tiny, and inconspicuous. It blooms May–September.

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