Tagged with native wildflower seeding

Rescued From The Brome

Spirit Mound National Historic Site north of Vermillion South┬áDakota along Highway 19 has had wildflower and native grass restoration underway for more than a decade. Smooth brome in the seed bank has been a challenge, especially with cool springtimes that give this competitor an edge to the warm season grasses and wildflowers. A six acre … Continue reading

Rescued From The Brome

Eric VanderStouwe of South Dakota Game Fish & Parks disperses wildflower seed at the Spirit Mound 6 acre plot last fall. Dr. James Heisinger of Spirit Mound Trust hand dispersed large sunflower seed. Before the re-seeding, invasive smooth brome was killed and then the brome thatch was burned for better new seed germination. Thank you … Continue reading

Rescued From The Brome

Mixture of wildflower seed is about 70% and native grass seed is about 30% at this plot. Little blue stem is the dominant type of native grass seed. According to Eric VanderStouwe, mixtures might be up to 90% native grasses on Conservation Reserve Program land. He says that Mother Nature does her calibration once seed … Continue reading