Author Archives: Eric Hunt

About Eric Hunt

Botanical Photographer living in Little Rock, Arkansas

Know Your Natives – American Bluehearts

American Bluehearts Buchnera americana, commonly known as American Bluehearts, is a species in the Broomrape (Orobanchaceae) family. It is found in prairies, glades, moist areas, wet depressions, and open woods. It favors high quality habitats. It is found in widely … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Missouri Gooseberry

Missouri Gooseberry Missouri Gooseberry (Ribes missouriense) is one of four species of gooseberries in Arkansas. Sometimes called currants, the genus is found across most of the northern hemisphere, extending down into South America via the Andes. It is the only … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Great Plains and Fragrant ladies’-tresses orchids

Arkansas has 9 species of ladies’-tresses orchid in the genus Spiranthes. They are found across the state in a wide variety of habitats, from disturbed areas, lawns and roadside ditches to high quality meadows, marshes, prairies and woodlands. Two of … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Overcup Oak

Overcup Oak Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata) is a species of oak in the White Oak Group. It favors bottomland forests and is tolerant of wet, clay soils. This oak is identified by the cup, which often completely encloses the acorn. … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – American Hazelnut

American Hazelnut American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) is a medium to large spreading shrub that produces edible nuts in the fall. The nuts ripen in September and October and are a favorite of small game and birds. As fall progresses male … Continue reading

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