Illustration of bald cypress leaves and cones.

    Bald Cypress

    Taxodium distichum
    Illustration of black gum flowers and fruits.

    Black Gum

    Nyssa sylvatica
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    Edible

    Illustration of box elder leaves and fruits.

    Box Elder

    Acer negundo
    Illustration of bristly greenbrier leaves, flowers, fruit

    Bristly Greenbrier

    Smilax hispida (syn. S. tamnoides var. hispida)
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    Edible

    Illustration of bush honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Bush Honeysuckles

    Lonicera maackii (Amur) and Lonicera x bella (Bella)
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    Invasive

    Illustration of buttonbush leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Buttonbush

    Cephalanthus occidentalis
    Illustration of cherrybark oak leaf.

    Cherrybark Oak

    Quercus pagoda
    Illustration of common elderberry leaves, flowers, fruits

    Common Elderberry

    Sambucus canadensis
    Illustration of corkwood leaves and fruits.

    Corkwood

    Leitneria floridana
    rough-leaved dogwood

    Dogwoods

    Cornus spp.
    Illustration of greenbrier leaves, flowers, fruits

    Greenbrier

    Smilax glauca
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    Edible

    Photo of a heavenly bamboo, nandina, plant growing in the woods.

    Heavenly Bamboo

    Nandina domestica
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Illustration of Kentucky coffee tree leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Kentucky Coffee Tree

    Gymnocladus dioicus
    Illustration of ladies' eardrops leaves, flowers, fruit

    Ladies' Eardrops

    Brunnichia ovata (formerly B. cirrhosa)
    Illustration of northern catalpa leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Northern Catalpa

    Catalpa speciosa
    Illustration of northern red oak leaf.

    Northern Red Oak

    Quercus rubra
    Illustration of Nuttall’s oak leaf.

    Nuttall's Oak

    Quercus texana
    A closeup of an acorn

    Oaks

    Quercus spp.
    Illustration of Osage orange flowers and fruit.

    Osage Orange

    Maclura pomifera
    Illustration of overcup oak leaf.

    Overcup Oak

    Quercus lyrata
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    Edible

    Illustration of Ozark witch-hazel leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Ozark Witch-Hazel

    Hamamelis vernalis
    Illustration of pawpaw leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Pawpaw

    Asimina triloba
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    Edible

    Illustration of pin oak leaf.

    Pin Oak

    Quercus palustris
    Illustration of poison ivy leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Poison Ivy

    Toxicodendron radicans
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    Poisonous

    Illustration of pondberry leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Pondberry

    Lindera melissifolia
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    Endangered

    Illustration of red maple leaves and fruits.

    Red Maple

    Acer rubrum
    Illustration of rough-leaved dogwood leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Rough-Leaved Dogwood

    Cornus drummondii
    Illustration of round-leaved catbrier leaves, flowers, fruits

    Round-Leaved Catbrier

    Smilax rotundifolia
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    Edible

    Illustration of sassafras leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Sassafras

    Sassafras albidum
    Illustration of Shumard oak leaf.

    Shumard Oak

    Quercus shumardii
    Illustration of spicebush leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Spicebush

    Lindera benzoin
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    Edible

    Illustration of St. Andrew's cross leaves, flowers, fruit.

    St. Andrew’s Cross

    Hypericum hypericoides (formerly Ascyrum hypericoides)
    Illustration of swamp white oak leaf.

    Swamp White Oak

    Quercus bicolor
    Illustration of sycamore leaves and fruit

    Sycamore

    Platanus occidentalis
    Illustration of water oak leaf.

    Water Oak

    Quercus nigra
    Illustration of white oak leaf.

    White Oak

    Quercus alba
    Illustration of willow oak leaf.

    Willow Oak

    Quercus phellos
    willow

    Willows

    Salix spp. (about 12 species in Missouri)
    Illustration of wintercreeper leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Wintercreeper

    Euonymus fortunei
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    Invasive