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Native Arkansas Plant Photos and Descriptions

Know Your Natives – American Germander

American germander (Teucrium canadense var. canadense) of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family occurs across the eastern half of the U.S.  In Arkansas, it is found statewide.  Also known as wood sage and Canada germander, this is the only species of the … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Net-leaf Leather-flower

Net-leaf leather-flower (Clematis reticulata*) of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family is a perennial herbaceous vine found in portions of the Southeastern U.S from eastern Texas and Oklahoma to South Carolina and Florida.  In Arkansas, the species is recorded from north-central and southwestern parts … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Carolina Rose

Carolina rose (Rosa carolina) of the Rose (Rosaceae) family occurs in the U.S. from Texas to Nebraska to Minnesota thence east and south to the borders.  In Arkansas it occurs throughout the state.  The genus name is Latin for “rose.” … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Red-Ring Milkweed

Red-ring milkweed (Asclepias variegata) of the Dogbane (Apocynaceae) family, formerly of the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family, occurs in the U.S. from eastern Texas and Oklahoma to Illinois and east and south to the borders.  It occurs throughout much of Arkansas except … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – American Ipecac

American ipecac (Gillenia stipulata; previously Porteranthus stipulatus), of the Rose (Rosaceae) family occurs in the U.S. from northeast Texas to southeast Kansas, to Michigan, New York and south to Georgia.  In Arkansas, this species is found mostly statewide except for portions of … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Large-Flower Baby-Blue-Eyes

Large-flower baby-blue-eyes (Nemophila phacelioides) of the Borage (Boraginaceae) family, formerly of the Waterleaf (Hydrophyllaceae) family, is a showy native wildflower endemic to the south-central U.S. that has been recorded in only four states; namely Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.  In … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Cream Wild Indigo

Cream wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata*), of the Pea (Fabaceae) family occurs from the Midwest to Texas and the Southeastern states except for Florida.  It is also reported from Connecticut and New Jersey.  In Arkansas, it occurs mostly statewide except for some portions of … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Robin’s-Plantain

Robin’s-plantain (Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus) of the Aster (Asteraceae) family has been documented in the U.S. from eastern Texas to southeastern Kansas to Minnesota thence east and south to the nation’s borders (although it is rare in Florida and restricted to the … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) of the Poppy (Papaveraceae) family, formerly of the Fumitory (Fumariaceae) family, is found throughout much of the eastern U.S. from North Dakota to Maine southward to Oklahoma and South Carolina.  Curiously, it is also found in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Cut-Leaf Toothwort

Cut-leaf toothwort (Cardamine concatenata) of the Mustard (Brassicaceae) family occurs throughout the eastern U.S., westward to eastern Texas, eastern South Dakota, but is uncommon in Georgia and Florida at the southeastern extent, as well as in the northeastern reaches of New … Continue reading

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