Photo of American germander flowers

    American Germander

    Teucrium canadense
    Photo of a bull thistle flowerhead.

    Bull Thistle

    Cirsium vulgare
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    Edible

    Photo of false dragonhead plant with flowers

    False Dragonhead (Obedient Plant)

    Physostegia virginiana
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Closeup of single flowerhead of a New World aster with yellow disk florets and lavender ray florets

    New World Asters (American Asters)

    Symphyotrichum spp. (formerly Aster spp.)
    Photo of northern fog fruit flowering head

    Northern Fog Fruit

    Lippia lanceolata (formerly Phyla lanceolata)
    Photo of oblong-leaved aster showing masses of purple flowerheads

    Oblong-Leaved Aster (Aromatic Aster)

    Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (formerly Aster oblongifolius)
    Photo of dense stand of prairie blazing star or gayfeather at Pawnee Prairie

    Prairie Blazing Star (Gayfeather)

    Liatris pycnostachya
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    Edible

    Purple Coneflower

    Purple Coneflower

    Echinacea purpurea
    Photo of rose verbena, or rose vervain, flower cluster showing leaves

    Rose Verbena (Rose Vervain)

    Glandularia canadensis (formerly Verbena canadensis)
    Photo of sensitive brier flowers

    Sensitive Briar

    Mimosa quadrivalvis (also Schrankia nuttallii)
    Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

    Sericea Lespedeza

    Lespedeza cuneata
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    Invasive

    Photo of slender bush clover flowers

    Slender Bush Clover

    Lespedeza virginica
    Photo of common gerardia plant with flowers

    Slender False Foxglove

    Agalinis tenuifolia (formerly Gerardia tenuifolia)
    Photo of tall thistle plants with flowers

    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

    Photo of tick trefoil plant with flowers

    Tick Trefoils (Sticktights; Beggar's Lice)

    Desmodium spp. (17 species in Missouri)
    Photo of violet wood sorrel plant with flowers

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis violacea