Photo of black mustard flower cluster

    Black Mustard

    Brassica nigra
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    Edible

    Photo of climbing milkweed flowers and leaves.

    Climbing Milkweed

    Matelea decipiens
    Photo of common horse gentian stalk showing opposite, perfoliate leaves.

    Common Horse Gentian

    Triosteum perfoliatum
    Photo of common jimsonweed flower

    Common Jimsonweed

    Datura stramonium
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    Poisonous

    Photo of common St. John’s-wort flower with spent flowers and fruits

    Common St. John’s-Wort

    Hypericum perforatum
    Photo of dwarf spiderwort flower clusters

    Dwarf Spiderwort (Wild Crocus)

    Tradescantia longipes
    Photo of early saxifrage plant with flower

    Early Saxifrage

    Micranthes virginiensis (sometimes Saxifraga virginiensis)
    Photo of false garlic flowers

    False Garlic

    Nothoscordum bivalve
    Photo of flowering spurge flowers

    Flowering Spurge

    Euphorbia corollata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a golden seal plant with flower.

    Golden Seal

    Hydrastis canadensis
    Photo of hedge parsley flower clusters

    Hedge Parsley

    Torilis arvensis
    Photo of hoary puccoon closeup of flower cluster

    Hoary Puccoon (Orange Puccoon)

    Lithospermum canescens
    Photo of hogwort plant showing upper stem leaves and flowers.

    Hogwort (Woolly Croton)

    Croton capitatus
    Photo of horse nettle flowers and leaves

    Horse Nettle

    Solanum carolinense
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    Poisonous

    Photo of several Indian pipe plants with flowers, rising out of leaf litter.

    Indian Pipe

    Monotropa uniflora
    Photo of Jacob's ladder plant showing leaves and flowers

    Jacob’s Ladder

    Polemonium reptans
    Photo of long-leaved bluets plants with flowers

    Long-Leaved Bluets (Slender-Leaved Bluets)

    Houstonia longifolia (sometimes Hedyotis longifolia)
    Photo of purple meadow parsnip foliage and flowers

    Meadow Parsnip

    Thaspium trifoliatum
    Photo of midwestern arrowhead male flowers and buds.

    Midwestern Arrowhead

    Sagittaria brevirostra
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    Edible

    Photo of Missouri evening primrose flower with river in distance

    Missouri Evening Primrose

    Oenothera macrocarpa (formerly O. missouriensis)
    Photo of perennial or summer phlox flower cluster.

    Perennial Phlox

    Phlox paniculata
    Photo of Miami mist flowers

    Phacelia (Miami Mist)

    Phacelia purshii
    Photo of several pinesap plants showing multiple flowers per stalk.

    Pinesap (False Beech Drops)

    Monotropa hypopitys
    Photo of prairie parsley flower cluster.

    Prairie Parsley

    Polytaenia nuttallii
    Photo of a rose gentian flower, closeup

    Rose Gentian (Rose Pink)

    Sabatia angularis
    Photo of rue anemone plant with flowers

    Rue Anemone

    Thalictrum thalictroides
    Photo of shepherd’s purse plant and flowers

    Shepherd's Purse

    Capsella bursa-pastoris
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    Edible

    Photo of shining blue star flower cluster

    Shining Blue Star

    Amsonia illustris
    Photo of shooting star flowers

    Shooting Star

    Dodecatheon meadia
    Photo of smooth spiderwort flowers being visited by beelike syrphid flies

    Smooth Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohiensis
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    Edible

    Photo of soapwort plants and flowers

    Soapwort (Bouncing Bet)

    Saponaria officinalis
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    Poisonous

    Photo of Solomon’s seal flowers and leaves

    Solomon’s Seal

    Polygonatum biflorum
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    Edible

    Photo of spring beauty plants and flowers

    Spring Beauty

    Claytonia virginica
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    Edible

    Photo of spring cress flower clusters

    Spring Cress (Bitter Cress)

    Cardamine bulbosa
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    Edible

    Photo of star of Bethlehem cluster of plants with flowers

    Star of Bethlehem

    Ornithogalum umbellatum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of woolly sweet cicely flower clusters

    Sweet Cicely (Anise Root)

    Osmorhiza claytonii and O. longistylis
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    Edible

    Photo of toothwort plant with flowers

    Toothwort

    Cardamine concatenata (formerly Dentaria laciniata)
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    Edible

    Photo of western wallflower

    Western Wallflower

    Erysimum capitatum
    Photo of wild comfrey showing flower cluster

    Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wild four-o'clock flower

    Wild Four-O’Clock

    Mirabilis nyctaginea
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wild potato vine flowers and leaves

    Wild Potato Vine

    Ipomoea pandurata
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    Edible

    Photo of wild strawberry plant with flowers

    Wild Strawberry

    Fragaria virginiana
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    Edible

    Photo of wood spurge flowers.

    Wood Spurge

    Euphorbia commutata
    Photo of woollen breeches flower cluster

    Woollen Breeches (Great Waterleaf)

    Hydrophyllum appendiculatum
    Photo of yarrow or common milfoil flower cluster

    Yarrow (Common Milfoil)

    Achillea millefolium

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