Illustration of American holly leaves, flowers, fruit.

    American Holly

    Ilex opaca
    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

    Photo of a bull thistle flowerhead.

    Bull Thistle

    Cirsium vulgare
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    Edible

    Callery Pear

    Callery Pear (Bradford Pear)

    Pyrus calleryana
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    Invasive

    Illustration of catbrier leaves, flowers, fruits

    Catbrier

    Smilax bona-nox
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    Edible

    Illustration of common buckthorn leaves and fruits.

    Common Buckthorn

    Rhamnus cathartica
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Illustration of common prickly ash leaves, flowers, fruits

    Common Prickly Ash

    Zanthoxylum americanum
    Illustration of greenbrier leaves, flowers, fruits

    Greenbrier

    Smilax glauca
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    Edible

    Photo of hawthorn trees blooming on lawn of Missouri state capitol

    Hawthorns

    Various species in the genus Crataegus
    Photo of horse nettle flowers and leaves

    Horse Nettle

    Solanum carolinense
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    Poisonous

    Illustration of Missouri gooseberry leaves, flowers, fruits

    Missouri Gooseberry

    Ribes missouriense
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    Edible

    Illustration of multiflora rose, leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Multiflora Rose

    Rosa multiflora
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    Invasive

    Illustration of Osage orange flowers and fruit.

    Osage Orange

    Maclura pomifera
    Illustration of prairie crab apple leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Prairie Crab Apple

    Malus ioensis
    Illustration of prickly gooseberry leaves, flowers, fruits

    Prickly Gooseberry

    Ribes cynosbati
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    Edible

    Photo of rattlesnake master flower heads side view

    Rattlesnake Master

    Eryngium yuccifolium
    Photo of sensitive brier flowers

    Sensitive Briar

    Mimosa quadrivalvis (also Schrankia nuttallii)
    Photo of tall thistle plants with flowers

    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

    Illustration of wild plum leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Wild Plum

    Prunus americana
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    Edible

    Photo of soapweed, a type of yucca

    Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

    Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana
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    Edible