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Native Plants

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 24 July 2018 in Plant & Nature.

Before 1850, the Arizona Strip had a lot of grass which was supposedly as high as a horse's belly. But, overgrazing and changing weather eliminated many of the native plants. At Pipe Springs NM, they are experimenting with growing these native grasses and plants. The aim is to reestablish these native plants, at the National Monument, to their condition before 1850.

Pipe Spring National Monument
Near Fredonia, Arizona
Part of the Great American West series

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I think that there is dry weather

24 Jul 2018 5:31am

badtgv from provence, France


24 Jul 2018 5:32am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful that they are growing again. I admire any conservation effort.

24 Jul 2018 5:48am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

On pourrait se croire dans certains coins de Camargue.
Bonne journée Steve

24 Jul 2018 6:20am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est pas gagné avec votre chef ...

24 Jul 2018 6:35am

omid from mashhad, Iran


24 Jul 2018 6:43am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

very arid , think they might need some water :)

24 Jul 2018 7:27am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

I am pleased to hear that native plants are to be reestablished. We are losing many native plants all over the world. Excellent image Steve and information the plants.

24 Jul 2018 9:24am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great thinking to return to the native plantings! A view filled with so much texture!

24 Jul 2018 12:03pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture

24 Jul 2018 12:13pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture and a worthy endeavor of reestablishing these native plants.

24 Jul 2018 12:39pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Good great attempt at reverting back to " good old days."
Hope this process succeeds:)
Beautiful image here.

24 Jul 2018 1:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am happy to hear they are trying to get these plants to grow gain. Lovely view

24 Jul 2018 1:47pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une excellente idée ! J'aime

24 Jul 2018 4:32pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles fleurs jaunes dans ces herbes sèches fantastique
Belle soirée

24 Jul 2018 5:01pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

It will be superbif these plants adapt themselves again there !

24 Jul 2018 5:17pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


24 Jul 2018 7:16pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i like the inclusion of the fence

it gives the feel that life is close by

24 Jul 2018 9:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is such a wonderful idea. I have always wanted to see an original prairie if such a place still exists. I love all of the beautiful shades of green. This is a beautiful image.

25 Jul 2018 1:01am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This sounds like an interesting project. I wish them good luck.

25 Jul 2018 1:04am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of a lovely scene.

25 Jul 2018 11:02am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Beautiful color and texture

25 Jul 2018 5:08pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image of these native plants. Superb. :)

25 Jul 2018 5:31pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

I agree with Barbara...sad to know that we - some of us - still don't get the facts about climate change.

28 Jul 2018 5:36pm