Content tagged with "Central"

Calico Crayfish

Image of a calico crayfish
Orconectes immunis
This rather plain, gray-green crayfish--usually only found in the northern half of the state--has a pale central zone along the middle of the carapace and abdomen. The pincers are orange-tipped, and in mature males are tinged with purple. More

Carolina Larkspur (Prairie Larkspur)

Photo of Carolina larkspur plants with flowers
Delphinium carolinianum
Small blue, lavender, or white flowers shaped like cornucopias dance along the tall stems of this Carolina larkspur, which grows in prairies and grasslands. More

Cedar Waxwing

Photo of a cedar waxwing foraging for food.
A cedar waxwing spends evenings foraging for food during a snowstorm in Jefferson City, Mo. More

Celestial Lily (Prairie Iris; Prairie Pleatleaf; Prairie Celestial)

Photo of a celestial lily, or prairie pleatleaf iris, in bloom.
Nemastylis geminiflora
Celestial lily, in the iris family, blooms only in the morning. Its showy, lavender-blue flowers shine like six-pointed stars on glades and prairies in southern Missouri and the eastern Ozarks. More

Central

Browse news and events, and explore information about hunting and fishing, destinations, conservation education, and volunteer opportunities in the Department's Central Region. More

Champion Burr Oak Tree

Champion Burr Oak Tree near McBaine, Mo.
The Missouri state champion burr oak tree stands in a field near McBaine. More

Children Plant a Tree

Children plant a tree.
Get more information on backyard tree care, including proper tree selection and planting tips, at mdc.mo.gov/node/3321. More

Chinese Mystery Snail

Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata
The Chinese mystery snail is an invasive species quickly taking over urban waters throughout the state. These Asian snails are popular with aquarium hobbyists, and some people appreciate them as food. More

Climbing Milkweed

Photo of climbing milkweed flowers and leaves.
Matelea decipiens
The brown, starlike, spreading flowers of climbing milkweed differ from those of other milkweeds, but milky sap, warty pods with silk-tasseled seeds, and the structures in the center of the flowers show its true alliance. More