Photo of bluebells, or Virginia cowslip, plants with flowers

    Bluebells (Virginia Cowslip)

    Mertensia virginica
    Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom

    Decurrent False Aster

    Boltonia decurrens
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    Endangered

    Photo of dwarf larkspur flowers with leaf

    Dwarf Larkspur

    Delphinium tricorne
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    Poisonous

    Photo of harbinger of spring flower clusters with coin to show size

    Harbinger of Spring

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

    Indian Pipe

    Monotropa uniflora
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of New England aster plants with flowers

    New England Aster

    Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae)
    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 blooming passionflower

    Passion Flower

    Passiflora incarnata
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    Edible

    Photo of Miami mist flowers

    Phacelia (Miami Mist)

    Phacelia purshii
    Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

    Sericea Lespedeza

    Lespedeza cuneata
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    Invasive

    Photo of southern blue flag iris plants with flowers

    Southern Blue Flag (Virginia Iris)

    Iris virginica
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    Poisonous

    Photo of tick trefoil plant with flowers

    Tick Trefoils (Sticktights; Beggar's Lice)

    Desmodium spp. (17 species in Missouri)
    Photo of wild comfrey showing flower cluster

    Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum
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    Poisonous