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A close-up photo highlights the brilliant colors and elegant shape of this tulip, one of thousands of flowers that bloom each spring at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis.
The needles of a Select Blue White Fir form a cup-like shape in a Barrington, Illinois, garden.
Sunflowers, such as this brilliant 'Tarahumara', make a big impact in Midwest gardens with their bold blooms
Plants flourish again at Illinois' Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, where the U.S. Forest Service and its partners are restoring the site to the way it looked before European settlers arrived.
Hikers appreciate the beauty of trails lined with forest ferns in the nearly 16,000-acre Edge of Appalachia Forest Preserve in Adams County, Ohio.
Water lilies bloom at Blackwell Pond in south-central Indiana's Hoosier National Forest.
Raindrops dot a plant leaf at Faerie Hollow Pottery in Nashville, Indiana.
A peacock struts his stuff at Monches Farm in Colgate, Wisconsin.
A dragonfly flits around a blade of grass in Brown County State Park, Indiana's largest state park with more than 15,000 acres.
More than 100 varieties of hostas, including 'Emerald Cup,' grow on a hillside garden north of Peoria.
Delicate, bell-shape white flowers bloom on Silverbell (Halesia Carolina) in an Illinois garden.
Stalks of ornamental grass create a colorful display at an Indianola, Iowa, garden center.
Visitors to Ponca State Park can appreciate the simple beauty of a dandelion as it gets ready to drop its seeds.
Double-flowering purple columbine blooms in a Bayfield, Wisconsin, garden.
Elegant foliage distinguishes the deciduous evergreen Himalayan Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum venustum).
Along the falls
A red leaf contrasts against pebbles and stones at Bond Falls near Paulding, Michigan.
Waves lap the shore at Stockton Island, part of Wisconsin's chain of Apostle Islands.
Voyageurs up close
Tiny plants thrive around Rainy Lake in Minnesota's vast Voyageurs National Park.
Prairie grasses are silhouetted against the sun bouncing off South Dakota's Lake Oahe.
Water droplets form iridescent bubbles on lotus leaves in a South Haven, Michigan, pond.
A large spider spins his web in North Dakota's Teddy Roosevelt National Park.