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Know Your Natives – Deerberry

Deerberry (Vaccinium stamineum) of the Heath (Ericaceae) family is a medium-sized deciduous shrub that has small bell-shaped flowers with flared corolla lobes. The species occurs from east Texas and Oklahoma, northeast to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. In Arkansas, it … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Sparkleberry

Sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) of the Heath (Ericaceae) family is a blueberry that adds persistent color to the fall-foliage palette. The genus name is ancient, but of no clear meaning–possibly from the Latin vaccinus, “of cows”. The specific epithet is from … Continue reading

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Ouachita Huckleberries in the Rain

A group of die-hard native plant lovers met in Crystal Springs on a rainy May 16 in pursuit of black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata), the only true huckleberry in Arkansas.  Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) members in attendance were Susan Hooks, … Continue reading

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