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Neat Plant Alert – Downy Gentian

Most people think of brilliantly colored foliage and perhaps fresh shelled local pecans when they think of fall in Arkansas. There’s more going on! Our native wildflowers are also putting on a final show. One of the showiest in the … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Yellow Nailwort

The subject of this Neat Plant Alert was discovered growing on the property of ANPS member Sid Vogelpohl, who is well known for his many Know Your Natives articles. He found the plant on a rocky bluff below his house … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Crane-fly orchid

It’s the height of summer in Arkansas. That means it’s time to brave the heat and go into the woods looking for Crane-fly orchid (Tipularia discolor)! Found in deciduous woods in a majority of Arkansas counties scattered evenly across the … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Sharp wing monkey-flower

Sharp wing monkey-flower (Mimulus alatus) is currently blooming in nearly every county in Arkansas. It likes moist soils rich in organic matter. These photos were taken in moderately-shaded woodland next to a small stream in Bradley County. Webmaster Note: This … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Heart-leaf skullcap

One of Arkansas’ rare plants in the Mint (Lamiaceae) family, heart-leaf skullcap (Scutellaria cardiophylla), is blooming right now at Lake Catherine State Park in the Ouachitas of central Arkansas. It is found in just 5 counties in Arkansas and is … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Pinesap

One of North America’s most intriguing native plants is in bloom now in Central Arkansas. Pinesap (Monotropa hypopitys) is a parasitic plant found in high quality forests in scattered counties throughout Arkansas. You’re most likely to find it along the … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Scarlet Beardtongue

The recent ANPS field trip to Poison Springs Natural Area and nearby back roads was very productive! Trip leader Meredith York took us to see some great plants, many of which are rare in Arkansas. The most spectacular sight of … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Copper Iris

Today I pulled out my waterproof boots and went in search of Copper Iris (Iris fulva) in Little Rock. Mid-April is bloom season for Copper Iris, and I knew there was a population in the Fouche Creek bottomlands owned by … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – White and Yellow Trout Lilies

Trout lilies of the Liliaceae (Lily) Family are small, herbaceous, early-spring-blooming perennials.  Preferred sites are deciduous woodlands and along streams in deep moist loamy soil.  Deep-seated corms with fibrous roots produce additional plants a few inches away so that colonies … 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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