Category Archives: Plant Alert

Neat Plant Alert – Crane-fly orchid

It’s the height of summer in Arkansas. That means it’s time to brave the heat and go into the woods looking for Crane-fly orchid (Tipularia discolor)! Found in deciduous woods in a majority of Arkansas counties scattered evenly across the … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Sharp wing monkey-flower

Sharp wing monkey-flower (Mimulus alatus) is currently blooming in nearly every county in Arkansas. It likes moist soils rich in organic matter. These photos were taken in moderately-shaded woodland next to a small stream in Bradley County. Webmaster Note: This … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Heart-leaf skullcap

One of Arkansas’ rare plants in the Mint (Lamiaceae) family, heart-leaf skullcap (Scutellaria cardiophylla), is blooming right now at Lake Catherine State Park in the Ouachitas of central Arkansas. It is found in just 5 counties in Arkansas and is … Continue reading

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