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I struggle with wild plant id. I have identified 5 plants that I am sure of on my land. The books I get the pics are to small or black and white. Or don't cover my area. I wish I could find a expert who would come to my property.
You could do what I did some ways back and use the internet to find which edibles grow in your area. An excellent starting point is:

https://www.foragingtexas.com/

The website is run by a chemist with a PhD but he's been an amateur botanist for years. I've found that about 60% of the plants on his site also grow in NW Arkansas.

Another useful site for determining if a plant species is found in your area is the USDA plant database:

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/java/

Type the scientific or slang name in the box and it will show you a map of the states in which the species is found. Zoom in and you can see in which counties in your state it's found.

Since Eastern OK should have a lot of species overlap with NW Arkansas I could send you the three PDF plant notebooks I created but they are big files. I have multiple color photos of each species as well as the location (river bottom, woods, etc.) where it's found as well as the counties in AR
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