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.
The coldwater crayfish has a very localized distribution in the Eleven Point and Spring River drainages. It is stout, with a blue-green head and pincers and dark, rust-brown carapace. It is an imperiled species.
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