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Rare Lily Removed From "Lost" List

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, July 25, 2014

A rare lily, broadleaf bunchflower (Veratrum latifolium) has at last come off the “lost” plant list, an informal list of plants that have been documented from Arkansas in the past but have not bee ... Read More

Big Finds of Little Plants at Fort Chaffee

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In early April, ANHC botanists Brent Baker and Theo Witsell teamed up with biologists from Fort Chaffee to search for one of the smallest (and rarest) plants in the state, geocarpon (Geocarpon min ... Read More

Another Rare Plant at Baker Prairie

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, July 16, 2012

Despite a long history of intense field studies by many well-respected botanists, another rare plant was recently found at Baker Prairie Natural Area. Previously known from only one other site in  ... Read More

New Plant for Arkansas

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 16, 2012

During recent field inventory on native prairies in the Arkansas Valley, ANHC staff discovered a plant previously only known from Texas! The new Arkansas population is approximately 400 miles from ... Read More

Caring For A Cave

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Friday, March 16, 2012

What kind of care does a cave need? At Cave Springs Cave Natural Area (/natural-areas/cave-springs-cave-natural-area), the answer is very careful care! Small, sensitive species that hide in the da ... Read More

Protecting Pondberry

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Sunday, October 10, 2010

ANHC’s System of Natural Areas ( protects a number of rare, threatened and endangered plants. One of these plants is pondberry (Lin ... Read More

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