Friday, July 27, 2012

Rattlesnake Master

This uncommon flower on southern Minnesota prairies has leaves that look like the yucca plant of the western prairies.  The name implies treatment of rattlesnake bites and apparently it worked about 75% of the time.  However, I've been told only 25% of their bites inject venom.  The flowers are covered with insects during August.  Photographed on Tauer Prairie SNA, Brown Co., MN

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