Category Archives: Plant Alert

Native Plant Report – Warren Prairie

These photos were taken last week at Warren Prairie Natural Area. Of special interest is the tiny Geocarpon minimum, one of the world’s rarest plants, and the slightly larger carnivorous sundew plant (watch your toes!). This area will be featured … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert: Blue Waterleaf, Hydrolea ovata

What a beauty blue waterleaf is! It’s a thorny wetlander in full bloom now–or even a little past–in the shallow water of swamps, ponds, and ditches. A mass of plants in a road ditch can be bright blue enough to … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert: Old Red Buckeye Across From Clinton School

What a welcome sight the red buckeye (Aesculus pavia) is in a spring season of so many colorless, wind-pollinated trees and shrubs. The common, cheerful plants grow nearly statewide, leafing out well before the spring starting gun is fired and … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert: Yellow Trout-Lilies at Bell Slough

Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) loves to get pictures from our members to post.  Please keep sending them in! This beautiful stand of yellow trout-lilies (Erythronium rostratum) is blooming right now at Bell Slough near Mayflower. Yellow trout-lilies grow in … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert: Early to Bloom Plum Ripens in May

Chickasaw plum, Prunus angustifolia, is Arkansas’ most common thicket-forming plum and the earliest to bloom. Thickets at Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, from two to about fifteen feet in height, were so impressively massive, they seemed to monopolize acres of ground. … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert: Compton Oak

Arkansas tree lovers will be interested to hear about an unusual hybrid oak that can be seen in all its tardily deciduous glory (it looks rather evergreen ) in the Heights neighborhood of Little Rock. Like most genera with a … 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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Neat Plant Alert – Yellow False Foxglove by the Road is a Super Find

Yellow False Foxglove was seen blooming along Lawson Road (just east of the concrete plant) in Little Rock by one of our Arkansas Native Plant members.  He stopped, took pictures and got them to us for a “neat plant alert.”  … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Water Stargrass on Buffalo

Peggy Kratzer sent these pictures of water stargrass, Heteranthera dubia, that she and Amy Johnson discovered on July 11 growing and blooming both beside and in the water along the Buffalo River near Painted Bluff at Buffalo Point.

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Neat Plant Alert – Powdery Thalia at a Master Gardener Project

One of the Southeast’s most spectacular wildflowers is on display in a small Pulaski County Master Gardener landscape on the south side of the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock: powdery thalia, Thalia dealbata, a native of Arkansas wetlands in … Continue reading

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