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

    Adder's Tongues

    Ophioglossum spp.
    Photo of blue vervain flower clusters in a prairie

    Blue Vervain

    Verbena hastata
    Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.

    Brown-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia triloba
    Photo of Carolina false dandelion flowerhead.

    Carolina False Dandelion

    Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

    Chinese Yam

    Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of common milkweed flower cluster

    Common Milkweed

    Asclepias syriaca
    Common purslane plant growing on bare, dry soil

    Common Purslane

    Portulaca oleracea
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Photo of common sunflower

    Common Sunflower

    Helianthus annuus
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Photo of common water hemlock or spotted cowbane flowers

    Common Water Hemlock

    Cicuta maculata
    Poisonous Icon

    Poisonous

    Rope dodder stems

    Dodders

    Cuscuta spp.
    Photo of false dragonhead plant with flowers

    False Dragonhead (Obedient Plant)

    Physostegia virginiana
    Photo of a giant ragweed plant.

    Giant Ragweed

    Ambrosia trifida
    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 hairy rose mallow flower

    Hairy Rose Mallow

    Hibiscus lasiocarpos
    Photo of hedge bindweed flowers

    Hedge Bindweed

    Calystegia sepium (also Convolvulus sepium)
    Photo of horseweed flowers

    Horseweed (Canada Fleabane, Hog Weed)

    Conyza canadensis (formerly Erigeron canadensis)
    Photo of Indian hemp plant

    Indian Hemp (Dogbane)

    Apocynum cannabinum
    Poisonous Icon

    Poisonous

    Photo of Johnson grass flower clusters

    Johnson Grass

    Sorghum halepense
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of a large-flowered gaura inflorescence

    Large-Flowered Gaura

    Oenothera filiformis (formerly Gaura longiflora, G. biennis)
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of mist flower or wild ageratum plants with flowers

    Mist Flower (Wild Ageratum; Blue Boneset)

    Conoclinium coelestinum (formerly Eupatorium coelestinum)
    Photo of mullein basal leaves

    Mullein

    Verbascum thapsus
    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 northern fog fruit flowering head

    Northern Fog Fruit

    Lippia lanceolata (formerly Phyla lanceolata)
    Photo of Ohio horsemint inflorescence

    Ohio Horsemint

    Blephilia ciliata
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Photo of pale Indian plantain flower clusters.

    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
    No photo available

    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    Photo of pokeweed plant with dangling stalks of ripe and unripe berries.

    Pokeweed

    Phytolacca americana
    Poisonous Icon

    Poisonous

    Photo of purple loosestrife flowering stalks showing purple flowers

    Purple Loosestrife

    Lythrum salicaria
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of several reed canary grass plants with flowering heads

    Reed Canary Grass

    Phalaris arundinacea
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of sawtooth sunflower flowerhead.

    Sawtooth Sunflower

    Helianthus grosseserratus
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of shining blue star flower cluster

    Shining Blue Star

    Amsonia illustris
    Photo of slender mountain mint flowers

    Slender Mountain Mint

    Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Photo of soapwort plants and flowers

    Soapwort (Bouncing Bet)

    Saponaria officinalis
    Poisonous Icon

    Poisonous

    Photo of spring beauty plants and flowers

    Spring Beauty

    Claytonia virginica
    fork and knife icon

    Edible

    Star of Bethlehem cluster of plants with flowers

    Star of Bethlehem

    Ornithogalum umbellatum
    Poisonous Icon

    Poisonous

    Photo of many blooming ashy sunflower plants, showing gray-green leaves.

    Sunflowers

    Helianthus spp.
    Photo of swamp milkweed, three plants with flower clusters.

    Swamp Milkweed

    Asclepias incarnata
    Photo of tall fescue plants

    Tall Fescue

    Festuca arundinacea
    invasive icon

    Invasive

Pages