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The sun rises above the clouds Thursday morning at the Centennial Park Prairie. Photos by Chris Young.

VIDEO: Centennial Park Prairie ‘A sea of white flowers’

June 07, 2013 at 03:19 PM

The State Journal-Register



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The early summer prairie is off to a spectacular start wtih a sea of white Penstemon blooming in the Centennial Park Prairie.

The flowers stretch over much of the 70-acre site just off Bunker Hill Road and the trailhead of the Sangamon Valley Trail.

They are among the first prairie wildflowers to bloom, coming on in May and early June.





Soon the snow white show will be over, and other flowers will take their place.

The scene will continue to change throughout the summer and early fall.

Take some time to walk the prairie this summer. There are at least two miles of trails mowed through the tallgrass and wildflowers.

The prairie, on the northwest side of the SVT, was planted about five years ago as part of a partnership between the Springfield Park District, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Friends of the Sangamon Valley.

Chris Young can be reached at (217) 788-1528 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow him at twitter.com/ChrisYoungPSO.

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