Tag Archives: Fabaceae

Know Your Natives – Sensitive Brier

Sensitive brier (or briar) (Mimosa quadrivalvis var. nuttallii*) of the Bean (Fabaceae) family is a sprawling perennial legume that is covered with prickles. The genus name is from a Greek word for “mime” or “mimic,” in reference to leaves in some … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Butterfly Pea

Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana) of the Pea/Bean (Fabaceae) family, the only species of the genus occurring in Arkansas, has large pea-shaped flowers. In the U.S., it occurs from New Mexico to Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota, east to New York and … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Showy Partridge Pea

Showy partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata)* of the Pea/Bean (Fabacaceae) family is an annual forb with asymmetrical flowers. It occurs in the U.S. from New Mexico and Kansas to South Dakota and Minnesota to Maine, thence south and east … 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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Field Trip Report – Poison Springs State Forest & Preserve

Meredith York, field trip leader, and Mike Weatherford, ANPS member, showed up at the E-Z Mart in Chidester, Arkansas, on September 19, 2015, for what some might call a lightly-attended event. We know that on this warm, sunny Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Wild Senna

Wild senna (Senna marilandica) of the Pea/Bean (Fabaceae) Family is an erect, herbaceous (though rather shrub-like) perennial.  This plant occurs in the US from Texas to Nebraska and east and south to the borders, but is absent from far northern and … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Rattle Weed

Rattle weed (Astragalus canadensis) of the Pea (Fabaceae) family, occurs throughout the US except for Arizona, Florida and the far Northeast.  It is also found throughout Canada.  In Arkansas, rattle weed occurs in scattered counties across the state, with most … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Goat’s Rue

Goat’s-rue (Tephrosia virginiana) of the Pea (Fabaceae) Family occurs throughout the eastern U.S. from Texas and Minnesota to the Atlantic, except for Vermont and Maine.  In Arkansas, it occurs mostly statewide except for counties along the Mississippi River.  Other common names for goat’s-rue include … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Kentucky Coffee-Tree Near Little Rock Capitol

By Eric Sundell About a dozen Kentucky coffee-trees encircle the Arkansas Supreme Court Building on the south side of the Capitol grounds off 7th Street in Little Rock. Gymnocladus dioicus is an Arkansas native, but not an easy one to … Continue reading

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