The giants of the prairie – part 2

large green leaves with yellow flowers

Cup Plant

The cup plant is one of the giants of the prairie reaching up to 8 feet tall. The large opposite leaves come together to create a cup that collects rainwater. Birds and butterflies are draw to the water and goldfinches enjoy the fruit later in the season.

yellow flower with yellow center and green leaves forming a cup

Cup Plant Flower (left), Cup Plant Leaves Creating the Cup (right)

Read: ‘The giants of the prairie – part 1’

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