Category Archives: Wildflowers

Wildflowers that are native to Arkansas

Know Your Natives – Basketflower

Centaurea americana is a lovely annual wildflower which really attracts butterflies, bees and other flying critters. The common name is Basketflower, because of the phyllaries (modified leaves) that surround the flower head base. Basketflower grows from 24 inches to 60 … Continue reading

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Meet the Plant: Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum (Anemonella) thalictroides) is a native perennial occurring throughout the woodlands of eastern US. The common name is based on the appearance of the leaves being similar to those of an anemone as well as meadow rue.  The … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Viola pedata

Eric Hunt, an ANPS member from Little Rock, captured this Viola pedata on September 30, 2012 near Cantrell/Highway 10.  The Showy Bird’s Foot Violet is usually a spring bloomer, but is not above trying its luck at fall reproduction. ANPS … Continue reading

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