Favorite Photo – Common Whitlow Grass

These flowers are the first ones to bloom on our remnant bluff prairies.   They’re tiny – each plant is only about an inch tall.  They’re annuals, and they grow in the hottest, sandiest, steepest places.  The common name is Common Whitlow Grass, even though it’s not a grass – it’s in the Mustard family.  This photo was taken on April 1, 2010.