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Powderhorn Marsh and PrairieChicago, Illinois

Powderhorn Marsh and Prairie

Chicago, Illinois

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  • Date Posted: Jun 1, 2016
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A beautiful gem hidden within Chicago’s city limits with a unique topography formed by the forces of Lake Michigan. Once inside and surrounded by nature, you may very well forget that you’re in the city at all.

In September at Powderhorn Marsh & Prairie, sawtooth sunflowers rise up to 12 feet into the air while rare bottle gentians are just fine growing near the ground.

In September at Powderhorn Marsh & Prairie, sawtooth sunflowers rise up to 12 feet into the air while rare bottle gentians are just fine growing near the ground.

Features:

  • Sand prairie, wet prairie, black oak savanna, and ridge-and-swale topography
  • Astonishing numbers of botanical diversity within a small area.

Highlights:

  • May: Wild geraniums

Best Times to Visit:

  • May through September for the varying wildflowers

Notes: The preserve is located in the Powderhorn Lake Forest Preserve.

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