Just as the dust begins to settle for bird-watchers from all the Ivory-billed Woodpecker excitement, now plant enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate.
A new plant species has been discovered in Arkansas . The plant, Pelton’s rose-gentian, is a new type of Sabatia and a member of the gentian family.
It is a small annual that produces showy, purple flowers in mid-summer and is related to rose pinks. The “Pelton” in the name refers to nature photographer and amateur naturalist John Pelton, who first noticed the plantin 2001. More