Content tagged with "threatened species"

Missouri Bladderpod (Flowers)

Photo of Missouri bladderpod flowers
Missouri bladderpod is a small, yellow-flowered member of the mustard family that is found only in southwest Missouri. It gets its name from the spherical fruits or “bladders” that contain seeds. More

Missouri Natural Heritage Program

The Missouri Natural Heritage Program (MONHP) identifies species and natural communities of conservation concern in each Missouri county. More

Neosho Madtom

Neosho Madtom
Noturus placidus
This endangered species is the smallest catfish in Missouri, where it lives under rocks in riffles or runs, in the clear water of Spring River in Jasper County. More

Neosho Mucket Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri streams to conserve this state-imperiled freshwater mussel. Best practices tell you how. More

Niangua Darter

Photograph of a Niangua darter
Two small, jet-black spots at the base of the tail fin distinguish this small fish from the more than 30 other darters found in our state. Known from only a few tributaries of the Osage River, it is endangered in Missouri. More

Niangua Darter

Photograph of a Niangua darter
Etheostoma nianguae
Two small, jet-black spots at the base of the tail fin distinguish this small fish from the more than 30 other darters found in our state. Known from only a few tributaries of the Osage River, this dainty and colorful fish is a nationally threatened species. More

The Accidental Tourist

When loggers find an abandoned desert tortoise in Shannon County, it reminds us to choose pets carefully. Abandoned exotic pets can create long-term impacts on the health of Missouri's forest, fish and wildlife. More
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Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

Photo of a western prairie fringed orchid plant with flowers
Western prairie fringed orchid is endangered and known only from a few northwestern locations in our state. Learn about this showy native wildflower of Missouri’s western prairies, and why it’s so important to preserve our remaining tallgrass prairies. More

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

Photo of a western prairie fringed orchid plant with flowers
Platanthera praeclara
Western prairie fringed orchid is endangered and known only from a few northwestern locations in our state. Learn about this showy native wildflower of Missouri’s western prairies, and why it’s so important to preserve our remaining tallgrass prairies. More