Prairie Wildflowers of Spring

Back in late May, Harland and I spent a weekend down in the Flint Hills – no better place to be in the spring, in our humble opinions. One morning, it was unusually still, and so we stopped while driving about to take some pics of the wildflowers. They’ve had some good rains lately and so everything is lush and green.



First up, a few flower pics, and then a video so you can enjoy the prairie stillness.

If you’d like to learn more about each flower, just click on each image and you will be taken to a page with info about that flower.


Pale Poppy Mallow


Spider Antelopehorn


Tharp’s Spiderwort


Common Spiderwort


Common Spiderwort


Macoun’s Hedge Bindweed

And here’s the video I promised you:

Have a great Monday all!



Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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8 Responses

  1. Marie W says:

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing this. Nice refreshing Monday morning gift!

  2. Glenda says:

    Nice video. Ah,takes me back to my tree house room at the Schuster B&B!

  3. Kathy S. says:

    I loved the pictures and video. So peaceful. I have lots of spiderwort in my yard if you want it. It is choking out all my plants and I can’t get rid of it.

  4. Pat says:

    Gorgeous wildflowers. Question: what kind of insect (yellow jacket/wasp) appeared at about the 1.20 minute mark. Was it after the ants or nectar or both. Loved the stillness of the prairie.

  5. shoreacres says:

    I had so hoped to get up there this spring, but it just wasn’t possible. Your photos and video certainly are the next best thing. Thanks so much for putting them together and sharing them with us.

    I recognized some of the flowers. Spiderwort’s common here, too. But they’re all beautiful.

  6. Jeanne says:

    Lovely pictures, including the video! I’m not familiar with the Spiderwort, but they have very pretty flowers. Have never seen the Spider Antelopehorn, either. Different areas have different types of wildflowers. We do have mallow, though it may be a bit different from the one you showed. I especially enjoy the water droplets on the foliage. Thanks so much!


  7. Debbie Chapman says:

    Thanks Suzanne! Enjoyed your pics and video. They are so clear, it is almost like being there for a short visit! Hope you are feeling better! I love spiderwort!

  8. Rural TN says:

    Very beautiful.

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