Noree Maloney ’19 – Paper Flowers, Native Grasses: The paper flowers were made to highlight biodiversity and its natural beauty. Inside each flower is a Blue Aster seed, which is a native Indiana wildflower. The grasses used to make the paper were Andropogon gerardi, or Big Blue Stem and Panicum virgatum, or Switchgrass, both native grasses. These grasses help restore the water table and support the ecosystem. The flowers are meant to be planted so that as the paper is naturally composted, Blue Asters will begin to grow. Through their presence, the goal is to increase the opportunity for natural, native habitat occurrence and to raise awareness about the biodiversity that is native to Indiana.