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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 – Wood-betony

One of our more showy spring wildflowers is wood-betony (Pedicularis canadensis) in the Broomrape (Orobanchaceae) family. Wood-betony can be found across much of eastern North America with some isolated populations in Colorado and New Mexico. In Arkansas it is found … Continue reading

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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 – Yellow False Foxgloves

Comb-Leaf Yellow False Foxglove and Smooth Yellow False Foxglove Comb-leaf yellow false foxglove (Aureolaria pectinata) and smooth yellow false foxglove (Aureolaria flava) are hemiparasitic (obtain some nutrients from other plants) plants, but do also have chlorophyll and perform photosynthesis.  These … 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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Yellow False Foxglove in Bloom at Bell Slough during Fall Meeting

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OCT. 10, 2011 | Society members on one of the fall hikes of the Arkansas Native Plant Society found yellow false foxglove (Aureolaria flava) in bloom at the Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area.

“This is the first time we did a fall nature walk identifying herbaceous plants at Bell Slough,” Dave Danner said. “The group identified 11 new fall-blooming wildflowers and three new woody plants. Yellow false foxglove was a personal favorite.” Larry Price, who led the walk with Martha Bowden, pointed out anglepod milkweed (Matelea gonocarpus), a food source for migrating Monarch butterflies. Continue reading

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