Mattson Receives National Photographer of the Year

August 29, 2018 0
ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute Photographer and Imaging Specialist Rob Mattson received the 2018 American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) Photographer of the Year award at this year’s conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. This annual award […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Passionflower

July 25, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor Characteristics: Passionflower is a large, herbaceous, perennial vine with tendrils and three-lobed leaves. Foliage tends to be a dark green. The sepals and petals are white with some additional structures providing the […]

Grazing Oklahoma: Cat’s Claws Sensitive Briar

June 29, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor Characteristics: Cat’s claw sensitive briar is a warm-season, native, perennial forb with bright pink flowers and recurved spines (like a cat’s claw). The leaves are bi-pinnately compound, having leaflets that split again […]

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: Eastern Red Cedar

February 9, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute research associate / mdproctor@noble.org Characteristics: Eastern red cedar is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree with small, scale-like needles. It grows differently depending upon the habitat. When growing in […]

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 […]
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