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Something Old, Something New: Two More Plants for Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April saw two new plants documented from Arkansas, one fresh from the field and the other from pressed specimens collected more than 127 years ago. The first was common fumitory (Fumaria officinal ... Read More

​Theo Witsell Featured in AP Story About Botany

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, June 19, 2015

ANHC’s botanist Theo Witsell was recently featured in an article published by the Associated Press (AP) in over 100 media outlets across the U.S. and internationally. The article focused on the i ... Read More

Book Documents Nearly 3,000 Arkansas Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Arkansas Vascular Flora Committee (AVFC) recently announced the release of a new book: the “Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas”. This is the most comprehensive accounting of the wild pla ... Read More

Summer Intern Visits Foushee Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We are very happy to have Alix Matthews (above left) with us for a summer internship! To supplement her biology and environmental science studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee ... Read More

Response to a Reader's Question: Pondberry vs. Spicebush

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 01, 2010

After we published "Protecting Pondberry," (/blog/protecting-pondberry) the article generated a fantastic reader question: "This plant looks so similar to spicebush. Can you tell me the  ... Read More

ANHC Herbarium is Official!

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s Herbarium reached an important milestone just before the New Year. After years of painstaking collections and preparations, we have finally accumulated a ... Read More


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