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Upland Depression Wetlands in Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, November 16, 2018

by Theo Witsell Ancient glaciers that once covered parts of North America never made it as far south as Arkansas. This important fact is largely responsible for the impressive variety of native pl ... Read More

Harperella: An Endangered Wetland Plant

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, November 14, 2018

by Brent Baker Wetlands can support a variety of plants, and accommodate a number of rare plants as well. Almost 20 percent of the plants considered to be of state conservation concern in Arkansas ... Read More

From the Field: Mosquitoes, Pondberry, and Appreciation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, September 28, 2018

by Leslie Patrick St. Francis Sunken Lands Natural Area is a bottomland forest in northeast Arkansas in Poinsett County, on the east side of the St. Francis River. The area is slightly elevated ... Read More

Historical GLO Notes Could Help Endangered Pondberry

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, January 29, 2018

by Brent Baker Over the past few years, ANHC Botanist Brent Baker has been methodically reviewing the General Land Office (GLO) survey notes (see GLO Notes: An Invaluable Resource for Ecol ... 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

Protecting Pondberry

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Sunday, October 10, 2010

ANHC’s System of Natural Areas (http://www.naturalheritage.com/Natural_Areas/about-natural-areas) protects a number of rare, threatened and endangered plants. One of these plants is pondberry (Lin ... Read More


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