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Image description: This native prairie flower is called Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum), named for its feathery flowers which resemble a puff of pink smoke.
Photo by Neil Shook, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Image description: This native prairie flower is called Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum), named for its feathery flowers which resemble a puff of pink smoke.

Photo by Neil Shook, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Encyclopedia of Life recently celebrated the creation of its one millionth species page with the addition of hundreds of thousands of new images and specimen data from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

The Encyclopedia of Life is building the largest online collection of biological descriptions, multimedia, and links about biological diversity on our planet. Anybody can join the community of scientists, learners, and citizens that are discussing, adding to, rating, organizing, and freely re-using the information.