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Blanket flower:


Its main role is food for animals that eat seeds and provides pollen for pollinators. It also can be useful for holding soil.

Our 6th and 7th grade class has been trying to answer the question of whether we should preserve the Palouse Prairie that has 99.9% disappeared.  One of our case studies involved native and invasive plant species and their current role in the Prairie ecosystem.


Walter Fertig from WSU Herbarium

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