Western silvery aster

Symphyotrichum sericeum

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When biologist Diana Bizecki Robson sits in the middle of the tallgrass prairie in a park near Winnipeg, she sees stars—the tiny, bright flowers of the western silvery aster. The prairie may seem a world away from our modern lives, but Robson shows how this endangered ecosystem’s flora and fauna are intimately connected with our own well-being.

Image Credit: Chicago Botanic Garden, CC BY-NC-SA

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