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Photo of Missouri bladderpod flowers

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.

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Missouri Natural Heritage Program

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

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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.

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

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Photograph of a Niangua darter

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.

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Photograph of a Niangua darter

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.

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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.

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Photo of a western prairie fringed orchid plant with flowers

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

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.

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Photo of a western prairie fringed orchid plant with flowers

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

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.

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