Rakes in tow, volunteers work to pull up the invasive ground cover around running buffalo clover sites.
Running buffalo clover is adapted to periodic soil disturbance (which historically is believed to have come from bison hooves), and raking may be just what the clover needs.
It provides for the continued protection, management, and monitoring of running buffalo clover within Congress Green Cemetery, and implements some of the activities identified in the species' revised recovery plan.
Running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) once occurred over a broad area of the Midwest.
Because running buffalo clover occurs in two fairly distinct habitat types (shaded lawn and open woodland), management recommendations are required for both habitats.