From the time that I opened my eyes on the beauties of our glorious prairies, down in that little log cabin in Delaware County, I have been deeply interested in the flora of our state. Years ago the unbroken prairies were one gorgeous flower garden. The wild lily, the painted cup, fireweed, ironweed and blazing star vied with the golden glory of the sunflower and the golden rod. Some of these have so nearly become extinct that every bit of unbroken prairie is sacred ground.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Tuttle, Flora May
"Flora of Mitchell County,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 26(1), 269-299.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol26/iss1/26