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Bobcat

Bobcat
Lynx rufus
(Order Carnivora; Family Felidae)

Diagnosis: The bobcat is a mid-sized feline about twice the size of the average domesticated cat. They have a gray to brownish colored coat sometimes with a spotted or speckled appearance. The bobcat has distinctive black tufts on their ears and a whiskered face. It has black bars on it’s forelegs and a black tipped bobbed tail (for which it is named).

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple Prairie Clover
Dalea purpurea
(Family: Fabaceae)

(see Photo 1)
Dalea Purpurea In the Field. Photo by Hallie Craycraft, 2011

Fog Fruit

Fog fruit or Frog fruit
Lippia lanceolata
(Family: Verbenaceae)


(see Photo 1 and 2)
Lippia lanceolata. Photos by Hallie Craycraft.

Hedge Parsley

Hedge Parsley
Torilis arvensis (Huds.)
(Order Apiales; Family Apiaceae)


Flowers of Hedge Parsley.  Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses: http://www.kswildflower.org/flower_details.php?flowerID=111

Canada Goose

Canada Goose
Branta canadensis
(Order:  Anseriformes, Family:  Anatidae)

Description:  This goose is one of the most easily identifiable and most recognized birds in Kansas due to its wide range and familiarity.  The Canada Goose has a black head and neck, white chinstrap, a light tan to cream breast, and brown back.  It has a long neck, large body, large webbed feet, and a wide, flat bill. Body length is approximately 29.9–43.3 in, wingspan is 50–66.9 in and weight is about 105.8–317.5 oz.

Wavy-Leaf Thistle

Wavy-Leaf Thistle
Cirsium undulatum (Nutt.) Spring.
(Order Asterales; Family Asteraceae)
 


Wavy-Leaf Thistle and sulfur butterfly (Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses: http://www.kswildflower.org/flower_details.php?flowerID=58)

Yellow Sweet Clover

Yellow Sweetclover
Melilotus officinalis L.
(Order Fabales; Family Fabaceae)


Yellow Sweetclover flower. (Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses: http://www.kswildflower.org/flower_details.php?flowerID=447)

White Prairie Clover

White Prairie Clover
Dalea candida Michx. Ex Willd.
(Order Fabales; Family Fabaceae)
 

Flower of Dalea candida. Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses: http://www.kswildflower.org/flower_details.php?flowerID=228

Box Elder

Box Elder
Acer negundo L.
(Order Sapindales; Family Aceraceae)
 

     
Leaves of Box Elder (Image on left by Kiersten Dixon, June 2011; image on right Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses: http://www.kswildflower.org/tree_details.php?)treeID=31

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy
Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze
(Order Sapindales; Family Anacardiaceae)

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