Audio postcard: Scents of summer on the prairie

A close up of a plant with small light-purple flowers
Swamp milkweed at Schaefer Prairie near Glencoe, Minn. on Wednesday.
Photo by Kelly Povo

We get occasional reports on Morning Edition from wildflower chasers Kelly Povo and Phyllis Root, as they roam around Minnesota on the hunt for what’s in bloom.

Their latest dispatch is from a hike last week at Schaefer Prairie near Glencoe, where they went looking for milkweed at the height of summer.

Root and Povo are the authors of Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers.

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