Agweek Readers: Recognize This Plant?

CHASE LAKE, N.D. — One of the many enjoyable aspects of working at Agweek, and covering agriculture, is the opportunity to learn or see new things nearly every day. Yet another example came on a recent story trip to North Dakota’s Chase Lake.

There it was in the pasture: wild ground plums, half hidden among the prairie grass and flowers. I’ve seen wild plums — the kind that grow on trees — on my family farm in North Dakota many times. Eaten them, too. But this was the first time I’d ever seen wild ground plums.

Thanks to Nick Nelson, Agweek photographer, for supplying this photo.

The story from Chase Lake — which I think will interest anyone with an interest in livestock or nature — will appear in Agweek in July.