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Know Your Natives – Downy Lobelia

Downy Lobelia (Lobelia puberula) of the Bellflower (Campanulaceae) family is a pubescent, herbaceous perennial bearing showy racemes of blue to lavender flowers. The genus name recognizes Matthias de l’Obel, a Flemish 16th-century physician and botanist who is credited with being the first … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) of the Dogbane (Apocynaceae) family has clear sap (not milky) and showy orange (reddish orange to uncommonly yellow) flowers. The genus name honors the Greek god of medicine, Asklepios. The specific epithet is Latin for “swollen,” … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine or Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) of the Trumpet Creeper (Bignoniaceae) family is a non-twining, tendril-free, woody vine with spectacular, large, orange to red, trumpet-shaped flowers. The genus name is Greek for “curved,” a reference to the curved stamens. … Continue reading

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ANPS Fall 2022 Meeting

ANPS Fall Meeting October 7-9, 2022 in Stuttgart, Arkansas Everyone welcome! Registration is only $10 (no pre- registration) and begins at 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 7. MEETING LOCATION The Grand Prairie Center, Salon B Philips Community College2807 US-165, Stuttgart, AR … Continue reading

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Fall 2022 Claytonia is now available

The Fall 2022 issue of Claytonia is now available for download! Click here to download it!

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Know Your Natives – Stalked Wild Petunia

Stalked Wild Petunia (Ruellia pedunculata ssp. pedunculata*) of the Acanthus (Acanthaceae) family has flowers with large, showy, trumpet-shaped, purplish corollas, similar to those of the unrelated Garden Petunia**. The genus name honors Jean de la Ruelle (1474-1537), a French herbalist. … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) of the Sunflower or Composite (Asteraceae) family is an erect herbaceous perennial with large, showy, terminal flowerheads. The genus name is derived from a Greek word for “hedgehog” in reference to the spiny bracts that share … Continue reading

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Cherokee Prairie Wildflower Walk for 6/25/2022 – CANCELED

Folks, The heat is going to be too much tomorrow to hold the Cherokee Prairie Wildflower walk on June 25, 2022. We are going to cancel. Stay cool! -Arkansas Native Plant Society

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Know Your Natives – Pale Purple Coneflower

Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida) of the Aster or Composite (Asteraceae) family is a heavily pubescent herbaceous perennial with long lanceolate leaves and large, spectacular flowerheads. The genus name is derived from a Greek word for “hedgehog” in reference to … Continue reading

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ANPS/OCANPS Hike at Ninestone

Ninestone is hosting an ANPS/OCANPS Hike on Sunday, June 5 at 11:00 am. We will gather with members, friends, contributors to recent fund-raising for habitat restoration, and it is Ninestone’s policy to require that the participants in our field trips … Continue reading

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