Content tagged with "wildflower"

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. More

State of Grace

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

Tall Goldenrod

Photo of tall goldenrod plant with flowers
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. More

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. More
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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. More

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. More

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. More
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Western Prairie Fringed Orchid Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri prairie to help this endangered orchid. More

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. More

Wildflower Favorites

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