Here is an abstract from the Blackland Prairie of North Texas, one of the most endangered ecosystems on earth.

North Texas used to be a beautiful prairie, before it was scraped and paved and turned into an ocean of suburbs and strip malls. It still gets no respect, even today another small piece in Richardson may be lost to yet another suburban housing development. :{

Purple Coneflower on Blackland Prairie

Purple coneflowers, Blackland Prairie at Clymer Meadow Preserve, Texas Nature Conservancy, Greenville, Texas, USA. Canon 1Dx. 180mm macro. ISO 500. 1/200 second @ f/11.  EV +1 1/3.