A closeup view of purple wildflowers called rattlesnake master blooming in a grassy prairie.
Rattlesnake Master Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is a common wildflower found in Gensburg-Markham Prairie, Indian Boundary Prairies. © Timothy S. Long

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