Photo of American water willow closeup on flowers

    American Water Willow

    Justicia americana
    Photo of bluebells, or Virginia cowslip, plants with flowers

    Bluebells (Virginia Cowslip)

    Mertensia virginica
    Photo of elephant's foot closeup of flowers

    Elephant's Foot

    Elephantopus carolinianus
    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 mist flower or wild ageratum plants with flowers

    Mist Flower (Wild Ageratum; Blue Boneset)

    Conoclinium coelestinum (formerly Eupatorium coelestinum)
    Photo of northern fog fruit flowering head

    Northern Fog Fruit

    Lippia lanceolata (formerly Phyla lanceolata)
    Photo of perennial or summer phlox flower cluster.

    Perennial Phlox

    Phlox paniculata
    Photo of Miami mist flowers

    Phacelia (Miami Mist)

    Phacelia purshii
    Photo of slender mountain mint flowers

    Slender Mountain Mint

    Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
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    Edible

    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 wild comfrey showing flower cluster

    Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum
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    Poisonous