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Batture Lands

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The levees holding back our big rivers create strips of wilderness.

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Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom

Decurrent False Aster

Boltonia decurrens
A big river floodplain species, decurrent false aster has declined as wetlands have been drained and converted to agricultural crop production.

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Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom

Decurrent False Aster

A big river floodplain species, decurrent false aster has declined as wetlands have been drained and converted to agricultural crop production. It is endangered and a Species of Conservation Concern in Missouri; nationwide, it is threatened.

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Diamonds in the Rough

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Flooding on the state's big rivers has created opportunities for wetlands, backwater habitats and floodplain forests.

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Elbow Room for Missouri's Great Rivers

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Protecting urban food plains is good for both people and nature

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Floods and Trees

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Native, bottomland trees tolerate flooding best and recover the quickest.

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Keeping the Connection

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Streams need their floodplains—and so do we!

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