Monday, April 25, 2016

Field of Prairie Buttercups

If you drive out U.S. 80 West, many fields have turned bright yellow
 with prairie buttercups. While visually striking, farmers don't want them,
 because they are a weed that can irritate the stomachs of livestock.
 However, the buttercups aren't very tasty so livestock tend not to eat them,
 picking between the blossoms for the grass beneath.
 Apparently, this is a very good year for the buttercups!


William Kendall said...

They are a pretty sight!

Merisi said...

Beautiful meadow!

The cows where I grew up did the same, just picked the grass around the buttercups. They are very smart animals. ;-)