Flower Guide at Buffalo River State Park
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Flower Guide at Buffalo River State Park

Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

Meadow Anemone (Anemonastrum canadense)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

Chickweed (Stellaria media)

Found: Bluestem Trail, River View Trail

Fleabane (Erigeron)

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Found: Bluestem Trail, Prairie View Trail; Prairie Habitat

False Gromwell (Onosmodium bejariense)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail, Wide Sky Trail; Prairie and Open Woods Habitats

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

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Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail, Wide Sky Trail; Prairie and Open Woods Habitats

Yellow Sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis)

Found: Everywhere, invasive

False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

American Vetch (Vicia Americana)

Found: River View Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat, along river

Leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

Being that it’s about a 30-minute drive away from the city, Buffalo River State Park gives you and your family easy access to learn and explore outside—and there’s a lot to see! You can find guides and resources to help you make your way through the park and spot wildlife, just like this Flower Guide!

Venture throughout the State Park and see if you can spot this beautiful flora!

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Found: Everywhere

Blazing Star (Liatris pychnostachya)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

Upright Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

Found: Prairie View Trail, Riverview Trail, Bluestem Trail; Prairie Habitat

iNaturalist

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Written by Brady Drake

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