Paradoxa Chapter is based in Rolla. Our name refers to Echinacea
paradoxa (yellow coneflower), the only member of the “purple
coneflower” genus with yellow ray flowers, endemic to the Ozarks. Our
goals are to improve our skill in identifying plants, from seedling
through fruiting stages, as well as learning their habitats; to become
more familiar with scientific names and botanical terminology; and to
promote conservation of native plants. Our members vary in their levels
of expertise, but all share a desire to learn. Currently, we schedule at
least four botany walk-abouts during the year, with additional field trips,
workshops, and programs as determined by the interests of our
members. In addition, a group of us meet on Thursday mornings at
Audubon Trails Nature Center in Rolla and walk the trail through
woodland and prairie habitats, documenting species in bloom and
population size.

Upcoming Events
Paradoxa and MONPS events are free and you don’t need to be a
member to attend

Tuesday, January 24, 7-8:30pm: Plant Identification for Non-Botanists. No botany degree? No problem! Join Master Naturalist Rebecca Lexa as she shares beginner-friendly tools and skills for identifying plants wherever you may be. This is a casual identification class so technical terms will be at a minimum, and you’ll also learn some resources for further exploration. This online presentation will be approximately one hour, followed by time for questions.

Zoom Link for Plant Identification for Non-Botanists on Tuesday, January 24, 7-8:30pm
Meeting ID: 874 7180 5574
Passcode: 698894

Rebecca grew up in the Ozarks and is a member of Paradoxa Chapter, even though she now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She teaches nature classes, leads nature tours, and writes nature articles and books.

For more information about events, or to be added to our email notification list, please contact Pam at the address below.

Contact Us
Pam Barnabee

Favorite Places
Audubon Trails Nature Center
Bohigian Conservation Area (Mill Creek)
Kaintuck Hollow Trail
Lane Spring Recreation Area
Maramec Spring Park
Marguerite Bray Conservation Area
St. James Park Glade (Plant List)
Spring Creek Gap Conservation Area