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Allred Lake

Allred Lake
Allred Lake is an example of what settlers to "swampeast" Missouri would have viewed. More

American Beech

american beech
Fagus grandifolia
Limited in our state to well-drained, sandy soils in southeast Missouri, this impressive tree has provided Americans with wood for a variety of uses, from furniture to toys to fuel to beer barrels! More

American Eel

Image of an american eel
Anguilla rostrata
The American eel is considered an uncommon catch by Missouri sport anglers. This species is known to take natural baits and rarely takes artificial baits. More

American Ginseng Berries

Photo of red American ginseng berry cluster
Unlimited harvests have made ginseng decline or disappear in many places. The ginseng trade is regulated internationally and under the Missouri Wildlife Code, with an official collecting season (usually Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, when fruits are on the plants). Diggers can help by squeezing the seeds from fruits into the hole left after the root is excavated. More

American Ginseng in Forest

Photo of American ginseng plant on forest floor
American ginseng grows in hardwood forests on shady, well-drained, north- and east-facing slopes in predominantly porous, humus-rich soils, and often in ravines. More

American Ginseng Leaves

Photo of ginseng plant with hand for scale
Leaves occur in a whorl at the top of the stem, and each leaf is palmately compound, with 3 to 5 leaflets. More

American Ginseng Plant with Ripe Berries

Photo of American ginseng plant with ripe berries
Long valued as a medicinal plant, ginseng is an annual crop in the United States and Canada valued in excess of $25 million, but overzealous collection is causing serious concern about the survival of American ginseng in the forest ecosystem. More

American Lotus Flower

Photo of lotus in pool at Duck Creek CA
American lotus is just one of the several species of “lilies” or floating leaved plants that grow in Pool 1. It provides shade and oxygen for the fish below, but can also crowd out other plants and fishermen because of its broad, round leaves. More