Photo of blue-eyed Mary flowers

    Blue-Eyed Mary

    Collinsia verna
    Photo of a chicory plant.

    Chicory

    Cichorium intybus
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    Edible

    Photo of corn salad plant flower clusters showing arrangement of buds.

    Corn Salad

    Valerianella radiata
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    Edible

    Photo of dwarf larkspur flowers with leaf

    Dwarf Larkspur

    Delphinium tricorne
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    Poisonous

    Photo of field milkwort flowerheads.

    Field Milkwort

    Polygala sanguinea
    Photo of tall goldenrod plant with flowers

    Goldenrods

    Solidago spp. (23 species in Missouri)
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of harbinger of spring flower clusters with coin to show size

    Harbinger of Spring

    Erigenia bulbosa
    Photo of hedge parsley flower clusters

    Hedge Parsley

    Torilis arvensis
    Photo of horse nettle flowers and leaves

    Horse Nettle

    Solanum carolinense
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    Poisonous

    Photo of mayapple colony looking like numerous green umbrellas on forest floor

    Mayapple

    Podophyllum peltatum
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    Edible

    Photo of moth mullein flowers

    Moth Mullein

    Verbascum blattaria
    Photo of rattlesnake master flower heads side view

    Rattlesnake Master

    Eryngium yuccifolium
    Photo of spring cress flower clusters

    Spring Cress (Bitter Cress)

    Cardamine bulbosa
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    Edible

    White upland aster goldenrod inflorescence in a prairie

    Upland White Goldenrod

    Solidago ptermicoides (formerly Aster ptarmicoides)
    Photo of white crownbeard plant with flowers

    White Crownbeard

    Verbesina virginica
    Photo of white snakeroot leaves and flowers

    White Snakeroot

    Ageratina altissima (formerly Eupatorium rugosum)
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    Poisonous