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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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Coldwater Crayfish

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

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Collared Lizard at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Collared Lizard at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Collared Lizard at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

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

Coming to an Inbox Near You!

New e-mail notifications for Twin Pines Conservation Education Center programming can keep you in the know.

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Common Alder

Alnus serrulata
Alder is a good plant to know—its flowers and fruits are eaten by wildlife, its thick roots prevent erosion while enriching the soil, its bark has a long history of medical uses and the dried female catkins, which look like tiny pinecones, are useful in craft projects and in jewelry!

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Conservation agents conduct archery compliance check

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Photo of Ozark Wildlife Code violations.

Conservation Agents Conduct Large Wildlife Violation Investigation in the Ozarks

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A large investigation involving illegal commercialization of wildlife and wildlife parts was brought to a close this weekend where the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) documented a total of 299 serious violations in seven counties across southern Missouri.

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