Grazing Oklahoma: Indian Paintbrush

May 25, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor Characteristics: Indian paintbrush has brightly colored bracts, which are modified leaves directly below a flower. The bracts provide most of the plant’s color, while the flowers themselves are much less apparent. Indian […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Tharp’s Spiderwort

April 27, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute research associate / mdproctor@noble.org Characteristics: Some say Spiderworts get their name from their sticky sap, which resembles a spider web after drying. Others say it is because their leaf […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Honey Locust

March 16, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute research associate / mdproctor@noble.org Characteristics: Honey locust is a medium-sized, deciduous tree with pinnate leaves on older branches and bi-pinnate leaves on the younger stems. Its most distinguishing character […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Musk Thistle

January 12, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor Characteristics: Musk thistle is an introduced forb with abundant spines and large pink flowers. It is a biennial, which means it lives for two years. Mature plants can reach more than six […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Old World Bluestems

December 22, 2017 0
By: Rob Cook, Noble Research Institute pasture and range consultant/rdcook@noble.org Characteristics: Old world bluestems are introduced, warm-season, perennial bunch grasses. Mature height is about two to four feet tall. The leaves are up to 3/16-inch […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Bois d’arc

November 24, 2017 0
By Josh Gaskamp Characteristics: Bois d’arc, also called Osage orange or horse-apple, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree. Before Christopher Columbus, its range was largely restricted to the Southern Great Plains of Oklahoma, Texas […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Big Bluestem

October 13, 2017 0
By Rob Cook Characteristics: Big bluestem is a native, warm-season, perennial bunch grass. At maturity, it can grow to about three to six feet tall. The leaves can grow up to 3/8-inch wide and six […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Common Sunflower

September 1, 2017 0
By Josh Gaskamp Characteristics: Common sunflower is an annual, warm-season forb native to North America. It can occasionally grow taller than 12 feet high in moist, nutrient-rich soils, but commonly reaches five to 10 feet […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Yellow Sweet Clover

June 29, 2017 0
By: Josh Gaskamp Characteristics: Yellow sweet clover is an annual, cool-season forb introduced into the United States from Europe and Asia. Yellow sweet clover can reach to more than six feet in height. It commonly […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Sand Dropseed

June 23, 2017 0
By Rob Cook Characteristics: Sand dropseed is a native, warm-season, perennial bunch grass. At maturity, it reaches about 18 to 42 inches tall. The leaves are 1/8- to 1/4- inch wide, flat and taper towards […]
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