Category Archives: Native Plants

Native Arkansas Plant Photos and Descriptions

Know Your Natives – Rattle Weed

Rattle weed (Astragalus canadensis) of the Pea (Fabaceae) family, occurs throughout the US except for Arizona, Florida and the far Northeast.  It is also found throughout Canada.  In Arkansas, rattle weed occurs in scattered counties across the state, with most … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Jack-in-the-Pulpit & Green-Dragon

Jack-in-the-pulpit and green-dragon, in the Arum (Araceae) Family, are herbaceous perennial monocots that occur throughout the state in similar habitats.  Both are smooth overall and hairless.  Plants range from 2 inches to 2 feet in height.  Habitats include mesic (well-balanced moisture) … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Scarlet Beardtongue

The recent ANPS field trip to Poison Springs Natural Area and nearby back roads was very productive! Trip leader Meredith York took us to see some great plants, many of which are rare in Arkansas. The most spectacular sight of … Continue reading

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