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Photo of a celestial lily, or prairie pleatleaf iris, in bloom.

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

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.

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Central

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

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Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014

Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014

MDC recently named Warren Gerlt of Fayette as the Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014. Pictured (l-r) are MDC Forestry Field Programs Supervisor Jason Jensen, MDC Resource Forester Kristen Goodrich, crew member Dakota Cleek, crew member Gene Gerlt, Central Regional Logger of the Year Warren Gerlt, and Brian White from Crader Distributing Company.

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Champion Burr Oak Tree near McBaine, Mo.

Champion Burr Oak Tree

The Missouri state champion burr oak tree stands in a field near McBaine.

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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.

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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.

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Clayton Light

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcomes MDC Wildlife Biologist Clayton Light as the new area manager for Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area (CA), located in Boone County.

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Photo of climbing milkweed flowers and leaves.

Climbing Milkweed

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.

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Photo of combleaf yellow false foxglove showing flowers and leaves.

Combleaf Yellow False Foxglove

Aureolaria pectinata (formerly Gerardia pedicularia)
There are 3 species of Aureolaria in Missouri. Only combleaf yellow false foxglove is annual, has fernlike, delicately dissected leaves, and glandular hairs. It occurs in the Ozarks.

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