Summer views of plants on wetland
near Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River
in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Mounded moist-soil prairie that drains into Town Branch
asparagusself healIndigoBlack CherryMilkweed
(Click on thumbnails above and below to view larger and additional pictures)
Green Milkweed Hairy Petunia Rattlesnake master Wild rose Rose Pink
Queen Anne Passion Indian Hemp Yarrow sumac
Poisen Ivy! Slender Mt. Mist  
Button Bush Vervain Basket Flower

Native plants are plentiful

  Many people have commented on the diverse plant life on the acreage, including wild flowers all over and large trees on the periphery and smaller, typical water-tolerant trees in the drainage that runs from north to south in the center of the parcel. The diverse vegetation, especially the understory vegetation in the central drainage, provides excellent spring and early summer nesting sites for numerous species of song birds. In fall, winter and spring, many migrating species visit the area because of the wide variety of seeds that remain on the land all year long.
Thanks to Carl Hunter of Alexander, Arkansas, and his widely known, authoritative books "Trees of Arkansas" and "Wildflowers of Arkansas" for identifying these plants. Hunter is a retired assistant director of AG&FC.
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    Photos by Aubrey Shepherd and Lauren Hawkins, Summer 2003

I am taking my best guess in identifying some of these plants. If you have better information, please email me for corrections! Many thanks! — LDH

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