06/03/06 2:04 PM

Eastern Turkey Beard or Beargrass (xerophyllum asphodeloides)

Fire-control practices have helped make them hard to find in some areas. In the absence of a fire, relatively few turkey beard plants produce flowers each year. The National Geographic reports that after a fire, however, they need only a year to recover before blooming.

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