Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spotted knapweed (Centaurea biebersteinii) blowing in the wind at Sleeping Bear Dunes overlooking Lake Michigan. The dunes are formed by sand that is blown atop glacial moraines, and are referred to as perched sand dunes. Much of the sand is composed of uniform quartz particles that are blown from the adjacent lakeshore and highlands. While plants like this help stabilize the dunes, this one is an invasive weed that threatens to crowd out native plants. Filmed in Michigan, USA.

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Keywords: american, beach, blown sand, centaurea biebersteinii, dune, flora, geologic, geology, glacial moraine, great lakes, invasive, lake, lake michigan, landscape, michigan, perched, plant, quartz, shore, sleeping bear dunes, spotted knapweed, united states, usa, weed, wind

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Sleeping Bear Dunes

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