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Obedient plant

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The obedient plant, a native prairie wildflower, was recently blooming in abundance in the prairie on the north side of Pine Street. Obedient plants are so named because gently repositioned petals — for example, petals that are rotated around the stem — stay put.

You might see this as you head along Pine Street, across the street from the Interpretive Trail entrance. It seems lonely in the big prairie.