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Photo of a Prairie Iris

Prairie Iris

Photo of a Prairie Iris.

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Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

Purple coneflower, a Missouri native.

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Photo of purple loosestrife flowering stalks showing purple flowers

Purple Loosestrife

Don’t be fooled by the pretty flowers—this plant is a disaster for the environment. Purple loosestrife invades wet habitats, such as freshwater marshes, fens, sedge meadows, and wet prairies, but also roadside ditches, on river- and stream banks and the edges of lakes and reservoirs.

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Photo of purple loosestrife colony invading a shoreline

Purple Loosestrife (Colony)

Anyone who’s seen what purple loosestrife has done to New England and the Northeast can tell you how invasive this plant is. Learn how to identify it, so you can report any findings to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Reflections

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"Reflections" for the August 1997 Missouri Conservationist.

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photo of rough blazing star

Rough Blazing Star

Photo of rough blazing star.

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Silphium

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This genus of giants contains plants with legendary qualities.

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Spring Wildflowers Popping Up

This is my favorite time of year when finally I start seeing new life pop up in the woods, along the streams, across the fields.

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