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Photo of early saxifrage plant with flower

Early Saxifrage (Virginia Saxifrage)

Micranthes virginiensis (also called Saxifraga virginiensis)
The name "saxifrage" means "rock-breaker." The meaning of the name helps you remember the habitat of early saxifrage—rock outcroppings, ledges, glades, and bluffs. In Missouri, it blooms February through June.

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Eastern musk turtle (stinkpot)

Eastern Musk Turtle (Stinkpot; Common Musk Turtle)

Sternotherus odoratus
The eastern musk turtle is one of the world’s smallest turtles. It has a dark, domed upper shell and reduced lower shell. It occurs along our Mississippi River counties and in the southern two-thirds of the state.

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Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view

Ebonyshell

Fusconaia ebena
At one time the most valuable shell to the commercial button industry, the ebonyshell is now classified as Endangered in Missouri and is a candidate for federal Endangered status.

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elktoe

Elktoe

Alasmidonta marginata
The elktoe is one of many Missouri mussels with a declining population.

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Elmslie Memorial Conservation Area

Elmslie Conservation Area in Marion County consists of mostly forested lands. It contains diverse and unique timber communities, including upland and bottomland hardwood forests, and woodlands.

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Fall Color

Autumn leaves at Mark Twain Lake.

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Fall Color

Autumn leaves at Mark Twain Lake.

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Fall Color

Autumn leaves at Mark Twain Lake.

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Image of a false map turtle

False Map Turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica
The false map turtle is a medium-sized aquatic species with a low ridge along the center of the upper shell. A thick yellow line behind each eye forms a backward L shape. It occurs in large rivers and reservoirs in central, northeastern, northwestern, and southeastern Missouri.

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fatmucket

Fatmucket

Lampsilis siliquoidea
The fatmucket was a favorite species harvested for the button industry in the early 1900s.

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