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Tag: Kentucky

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  • A photograph of the outside and inside of a ring pink shell next to a ruler for scale.  Shell is approximately 3 inches wide.

    Ring pink

    The orangefoot pimpleback is a mussel found in Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee rivers. Visit the species profile...

    Ring pink. Photo by Leroy Koch, USFWS.

  • A close up photo of a yellow mussel shell

    Rough pigtoe

    The rough pigtoe is a medium sized mussel, dark to yellowish brown in color, that is native to the Ohio River system. It is found in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Virginia, with experimental populations in Tennessee, and is protected as an endangered species. Visit the species profile...

    Adult rough pigtoe in the Green River in Kentucky. Photo by Monte McGregor, Center Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky DFWR.

  • White flowers with many stamen burst from a shrub much like a hydrangea bush

    Virginia spiraea

    The Virginia spiraea is found in the Appalachian Plateaus or the southern Blue Ridge Mountains in Alabama, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Georgia. Visit the species profile...

    Virginia spiraea, Walker County, Georgia. Photo © Alan Cressler, used with permission.

  • Leafy green vegetation with bright yellow flowers

    White-haired goldenrod

    The white-haired goldenrod is a unique plant to the Red River Gorge region of eastern Kentucky. The Red River Gorge is well known for its unique geology, scenic beauty, and outdoor recreational opportunities, and much of the area is located within the Daniel Boone National Forest. Visit the species profile...

    White-haired goldenrod. Photo: John MacGregor, Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

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