Tag Archives: Rosaceae

Know Your Natives – Downy Serviceberry

Downy serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) of the Rose (Rosaceae) family is a small tree or large shrub that produces showy white flowers very early in spring. The genus name likely originates from a common name of the type species of the … 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 – White avens

White avens (Geum canadense) of the Rose (Rosaceae) family occurs in the U.S. from Texas to Nebraska to Montana thence to the eastern and southern borders with the exception of Florida. In Arkansas, it is found throughout the state. Habitats … Continue reading

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Trees of Arkansas Is Now User-Friendly with Full Color Pictures

The tried and true handbook of the Arkansas Forestry Commission, Dwight Moore’s Trees of Arkansas, has been reissued (2014) in a smart, new, user-friendly, and full-color edition. Moore’s book dates back to 1950, when the author revised Lewis M. Turner’s … 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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