Photo of an Engelmann’s adder’s tongue with a black background

    Adder's Tongues

    Ophioglossum spp.
    Common purslane plant growing on bare, dry soil

    Common Purslane

    Portulaca oleracea
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Rope dodder stems

    Dodders

    Cuscuta spp.
    Closeup of thallus lobe of snakeskin liverwort

    Liverworts

    About 112 species in Missouri
    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 many blooming ashy sunflower plants, showing gray-green leaves.

    Sunflowers

    Helianthus spp.
    Photo of walking fern plants growing on a moss-covered boulder

    Walking Fern

    Asplenium rhizophyllum (syn. Camptosorus rhyzophyllus)