The calm before the storm…

The past two weeks have gone great for Team Echinacea. We finished up measuring seedlings in Q2, set up flags for P1 and Hegg lake, as well as marked flowering plants in P1 and other remnant populations. Although these weeks have been fairly laid back, the pace is about to pick up very quick. With Echinacea beginning to flower, there is a lot of work to be done, whether it be independent projects or adding data to larger, long-term projects. To sum up, we have a lot of work ahead of us, but that’s what we at Team Echinacea look forward to!

And on a lighter note, here is a picture of an awesome, mutant Echinacea plant which has two almost identical flowering heads emerging from the same peduncle. This is the first plant of its type seen since the start of the Echinacea Project. Sorry about the blurriness, but you can still get the general idea.



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