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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: April
Distribution Map: Micranthes texana - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Saxifragaceae

Inflorescence

Micranthes texana - Inflorescence "
Not all images on this page were photographed on the same day or at the same location. The precise location and date that specific photographs were taken can be obtained by email.
Micranthes texana - Basal Leaves Basal Leaves

To view additional images of this species along with some text description of the plant, see Dan Tenaglia's web site Missouri Plants.

For an older but detailed discussion of this species see "Notes on Variation in Micranthes texana" in the journal "The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, Volume 21" from Google's Books.

Micranthes texana - Whole Plant Whole Plant
The Plant Database of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA does not include Searcy County among the Arkansas counties where Micranthes texana has been documented. However, I attest that these images were all taken in the Tomahawk Community of Searcy County, Arkansas.
Micranthes texana - Flowers Flowers
Micranthes texana - Basal Leaves Basal Leaves
Micranthes texana - Whole Plant Whole Plant
The images shown here were taken in Searcy County at two locations approximately 1.5k apart. As I worked the images I noticed that the pistils were not always of the same color. I first thought that the color difference was due to the different locations. Then I happened to notice that there were often flowers in a single inflorescence that had red pistils and others were green. That being the case, I have begun to think that this color variation must be due to the different blooming stages of the flowers. See what you think.
Inflorescence
Micranthes texana - Inflorescence

Inflorescence, lateral view
Micranthes texana - Inflorescence Lateral View

Flower, frontal view
Micranthes texana - Flowers Frontal View

Flower, frontal view up close
Micranthes texana - Flower Frontal View Up Close