Two others are of uncertain native status. These genera of trees make up 110 of the 185 woody plants considered trees in the state, and some are considered native to the state whereas others are not. Your monthly donation provides ongoing and predictable support we can count on to fund educational and cultural programming for the patrons, communities, and neighborhoods being served by CALS. Purple Coneflowers are often used to help add color and fill in spots of the garden. Other species are typically found along major streams and rivers where natural disturbance from flooding favors species that reproduce abundantly and grow quickly. pavia*) of the recently expanded Soapberry (Sapindaceae) family–it now includes the maples from the former Aceraceae as well as the buckeyes and horse-chestnuts previously classified in the Hippocastanaceae–has large, showy red inflorescences in early spring. If you’re south of the Ouachitas, you’re likely to see loblolly pines as well. Arkansas’s native plants are uniquely adapted to live with our soils, climate, and wildlife. Little Rock, AR. Rev. This oak is identified by the cup, which often completely encloses the acorn. Also called bois d’arc and hedge apple, Osage orange is fairly easy to spot because of its large green fruit that falls from the tree in September and October. The genus name likely originates from a common name of the type species of the … Continue reading →, American holly (Ilex opaca var. When a tribute gift is given the honoree will receive a letter acknowledging your generosity and a bookplate will be placed in a book. They are widely distributed across the state. Its bark darkens into black as it ages and becomes deeply furrowed, like wrinkles on a human face. Or, sign up for Kroger Rewards and a portion of your purchases at Kroger will be donated to the CALS Foundation. The second meeting of the steering committee was held on March 1, 1980, at UCA. Common examples of these pioneer tree species in Arkansas include persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), honey locust (Gleditisa triacanthos), eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana), sweet-gum (Liquidambar styraciflua), Osage-orange or bois d’arc (Maclura pomifera), black cherry (Prunus serotina), black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), sassafras (Sassifras albidum), and winged elm (Ulmus alata). 72201. ozarkensis - Ozark chinquapin; Chelone obliqua var. Arkansas Native Plant Society Records. Instead of the traditional hedges, consider opting for the less common Florida Anise this year. The tree can grow to a height of 35 to 100 feet tall, but the slender branches make it feel smaller than varieties. Simply go to, click “Create an Account” to sign in, and select CALS Foundation as your organization to support. ANPS has been involved in the monitoring of local plant populations and legislative action relating to native vegetation, the management of roadside native plant populations (in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Transportation), and wildflower and woody plant identification workshops. Major funding provided by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. It is native from central Texas to western Pennsylvania and as far north as central Iowa to southern Michigan and south into northern Alabama and the highlands of the northwestern half of Arkansas. The committee mailed letters throughout the state to people with potential botanical interest. Professional botanists within ANPS have written the Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas, as well as the Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Arkansas, which documents all native and naturalized vascular plants growing in the state by county. Also known as Echinacea, the Purple Coneflower is a native plant that grows throughout Arkansas. Also present at the meeting were Dr. Tom Clark and Dr. Art Johnson (both from Hendrix College), Moore, Dr. Dan Marsh of Henderson State University (HSU), Shepherd, Tucker, and Barber. It produces purple to black berries in the fall which can cause intestinal discomfort in humans but which are highly prized by bears, so keep an eye out as you walk through the woods. The American Beautyberry is a native Arkansas shrub that usually grows to about 4 feet tall and wide. This one is fun to look for while hiking. Tucker, Gary Edward. Give a donation in someone’s name to mark a special occasion, honor a friend or colleague or remember a beloved family member. Additional support provided by the Arkansas General Assembly. For other trees, especially in the Midwest (such as states like Arkansas), you can use the bark and tree structure to determine what it is. Activities over the years have included numerous statewide field trips noting native vegetation from a perspective of education, preservation, and personal enrichment. Only in Arkansas. Present during the conference were Dr. Don Culwell of UCA, Dr. Gary Tucker of Arkansas Tech University, Dr.