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State of Grace

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A photographic essay on the beautiful and diverse landscapes of Missouri.

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Tall Goldenrod

Tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima) is one of many species of goldenrods in Missouri. It is very widespread and common through the state in a variety of habitats, including prairies, dry upland forests, banks of streams and rivers, pastures, fields, fencerows, and roadsides. Insect galls—swollen or round sections on the main stems—are commonly seen on this species, caused by a variety of midge fly and moth larvae that develop within the stem tissues.

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The March of Spring

Spring won’t officially arrive until the vernal equinox, which occurs on March 20 this year, but some Missouri wildflowers just won’t wait.

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The Plant Sleuths

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Botanists are hot on the trail of some of Missouri's rarest plant species.

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There's Always Next Season

While this March had some warm days and signs of spring began appearing, April should bring the full glory of the new season and leave little doubt that last winter is now history.

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We're Frost Free

If you prefer warmer temperatures and you’re looking for the bright side of Tax Day, April 15 is also the average day of last frost in central Missouri.

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Manage your Missouri prairie to help this endangered orchid.

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What's Happening Out There?

If you haven’t been in the Missouri outdoors recently, I can tell you that natural events are happening at a frenzied pace.

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Wildflower Favorites

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Help conserve native plants by adding them to your home landscape.

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Wildflowers and Grasses

Learn about Missouri's wildflowers and grasses and tips for identifying them.

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