Alley Mill Closed for Renovations
The Alley Mill will be undergoing renovations much of summer of 2014. It will be open daily through Aug 17 and then only on weekends after that. There will be fencing around the Mill which will prevent close access. More »
Wildflowers in the Ozarks
Rare Wildflowers of the Ozarks
It flowers from May through September, and can be seen in remnant prairies and open woods. In Missouri, it is known only in the Ozarks.
This rare orchid produces greenish-
yellow flowers in June and July,
and can reach a height of two feet.
In Missouri, it is known to occur in
only five counties.
NPS photo by Dan Swofford
Ozarks Wild Crocus (Tradescantia longipes) This beautiful flower is found in the Ozarks, and nowhere else on Earth. Its variably colored flowers (magenta, purple, purplish-blue) are visible in April and May in heavily forested areas surrounding the Current River and its tributaries.
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For more detailed information and range maps, go to the USDA Plant Database. You can look up any native plant by common or scientific name.
Did You Know?
"Shut Ins" are an Ozark term for small canyon-like areas where water and rock struggle. Ozark National Scenic Riverways' Rocky Falls is the best known in the park, but there are several more in less easily accessible areas such as near Klepzig Mill. More at www.nps.gov/ozar More...