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097 WILDFLOWER HILL
Coneflowers - Audubon Spring Creek Prairie, Nebraska. A stand of purple Coneflower (Echinacea Angustifolia), dress a prairie hillside in late June. A profusion of early summer wildflowers often follow course after timely spring rains and moderate temperatures, particularly in native grasslands that have been recently burned. Fire is a necessary tool for prairie restoration and was a key force that shaped the Great Plains ecosystem.