Illustration of alternate-leaved dogwood leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Alternate-Leaved Dogwood

    Cornus alternifolia
    Illustration of American holly leaves, flowers, fruit.

    American Holly

    Ilex opaca
    amur corktree

    Amur Corktree

    Phellodendron amurense
    Illustration of black gum flowers and fruits.

    Black Gum

    Nyssa sylvatica
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    Edible

    Illustration of black locust leaves and flowers.

    Black Locust

    Robinia pseudoacacia
    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 catbrier leaves, flowers, fruits

    Catbrier

    Smilax bona-nox
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    Edible

    Illustration of common elderberry leaves, flowers, fruits

    Common Elderberry

    Sambucus canadensis
    rough-leaved dogwood

    Dogwoods

    Cornus spp.
    Illustration of golden rain tree leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Golden Rain Tree

    Koelreuteria paniculata
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    Invasive

    Illustration of grape honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Grape Honeysuckle

    Lonicera reticulata (formerly L. prolifera)
    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 Japanese honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Japanese Honeysuckle

    Lonicera japonica
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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 lead plant stem, leaves, flower clusters, flowers, fruit.

    Lead Plant

    Amorpha canescens
    Illustration of limber honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Limber Honeysuckle

    Lonicera dioica
    Illustration of mimosa leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Mimosa (Silk Tree)

    Albizia julibrissin
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    Invasive

    Illustration of northern catalpa leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Northern Catalpa

    Catalpa speciosa
    Illustration of Osage orange flowers and fruit.

    Osage Orange

    Maclura pomifera
    Illustration of persimmon leaves, branch, fruit.

    Persimmon

    Diospyros virginiana
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    Edible

    Illustration of poison ivy leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Poison Ivy

    Toxicodendron radicans
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    Poisonous

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

    Rough-Leaved Dogwood

    Cornus drummondii
    Illustration of Russian olive leaves, flowers, fruits, twigs, thorns.

    Russian Olive

    Elaeagnus angustifolia
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    Invasive

    Illustration of shrubby St. John's-wort leves, flowers, fruits.

    Shrubby St. John’s-Wort

    Hypericum prolificum (formerly H. spathulatum)
    Illustration of St. Andrew's cross leaves, flowers, fruit.

    St. Andrew’s Cross

    Hypericum hypericoides (formerly Ascyrum hypericoides)
    Photo of smooth sumac.

    Sumacs

    Rhus spp.
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    Edible

    willow

    Willows

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

    Wintercreeper

    Euonymus fortunei
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    Invasive

    Illustration of yellowwood leaves, flowers, fruit

    Yellowwood

    Cladrastis kentukea