Content tagged with "Ozark"

Camping in Black Bear Country

To have a safe, enjoyable camping or outdoor experience in Missouri's bear country, follow the Ten Commandments of Camping. 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

Caroline Gaskins fishing

Caroline Gaskins enjoys fishing at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Garoline Gaskins finds fishing at the Twin Pines Conservation Education Center pond is an enjoyable way to spend a mild spring day.  More

Cave Salamander

Image of a cave salamander
Eurycea lucifuga
This common amphibian of the Ozark Plateau lives in caves, springs and rocky streams. Recognize it by its normally bright orange skin dotted with dark brown or black spots. 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

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Program notices for Twin Pines are now as close as your cell phone
Program notices for Twin Pines are now as close as your cell phone More

Chain Pickerel

Image of a chain pickerel
Esox niger
Elongated body, snout shaped like a duck’s bill, large mouth with many sharp teeth. Back and sides olive or yellowish brown with a chainlike pattern of dark lines. More

Chaney & Sons loggers named Ozark Region Loggers of the Year

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Ozark Region 2012 Loggers of the Year
Congratulations to Chaney & Sons Logging of Birch Tree! More

Chinese Yam

Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils
Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
Similar to kudzu, Chinese yam is an aggressive vine that overtakes nearly everything within reach that stands still long enough! Learn more about this invasive plant—and please don’t plant it! 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