Photo of ashy sunflowers showing flowers, leaves, and stems.

    Ashy Sunflower

    Helianthus mollis
    Photo of beaked hawkweed flowers.

    Beaked Hawkweed

    Hieracium gronovii
    Photo of several black-eyed Susan flowers.

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia hirta
    Photo of butterfly weed plant with flowers

    Butterfly Weed

    Asclepias tuberosa
    Photo of Carolina false dandelion flowerhead.

    Carolina False Dandelion

    Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
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    Edible

    Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

    Chinese Yam

    Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
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    Invasive

    Photo of common evening primrose, closeup of flowers.

    Common Evening Primrose

    Oenothera biennis
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    Edible

    Photo of common ground cherry flower

    Common Ground Cherry

    Physalis longifolia
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    Edible

    Photo of common St. John’s-wort flower with spent flowers and fruits

    Common St. John’s-Wort

    Hypericum perforatum
    Photo of compass plant flowers

    Compass Plant

    Silphium laciniatum
    Photo of eastern prickly pear plant with flowers

    Eastern Prickly Pear

    Opuntia humifusa (formerly O. compressa)
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    Edible

    Photo of false garlic flowers

    False Garlic

    Nothoscordum bivalve
    Photo of two golden aster flowerheads plus a few leaves.

    Golden Aster (Camphorweed)

    Heterotheca camporum (syn. Chrysopsis villosa var. camporum)
    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 Harvey's buttercup plant with flowers

    Harvey’s Buttercup

    Ranunculus harveyi
    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    Photo of hoary puccoon closeup of flower cluster

    Hoary Puccoon (Orange Puccoon)

    Lithospermum canescens
    Photo of hogwort plant showing upper stem leaves and flowers.

    Hogwort (Woolly Croton)

    Croton capitatus
    Photo of horse nettle flowers and leaves

    Horse Nettle

    Solanum carolinense
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    Poisonous

    Photo of lance-leaved loosestrife plant with flowers

    Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

    Lysimachia lanceolata
    Photo of leafy spurge seed heads

    Leafy Spurge

    Euphorbia esula
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Photo of purple meadow parsnip foliage and flowers

    Meadow Parsnip

    Thaspium trifoliatum
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of Missouri bladderpod flowers

    Missouri Bladderpod

    Physaria filiformis (formerly Lesquerella filiformis)
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    Endangered

    Photo of Missouri evening primrose flower with river in distance

    Missouri Evening Primrose

    Oenothera macrocarpa (formerly O. missouriensis)
    Photo of moth mullein flowers

    Moth Mullein

    Verbascum blattaria
    Photo of mullein basal leaves

    Mullein

    Verbascum thapsus
    Photo of prairie alum root flower stalk with flowers

    Prairie Alum Root

    Heuchera richardsonii
    Photo of a prairie dock flowerhead

    Prairie Dock (Prairie Rosinweed)

    Silphium terebinthinaceum
    Photo of round-leaved groundsel plant with flower clusters

    Round-Leaved Groundsel (Round-Leaved Ragwort)

    Packera obovata (formerly Senecio obovatus)
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of starry rosinweed flowerheads on a black background

    Starry Rosinweed

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

    Sunflowers

    Helianthus spp.
    Photo of tickseed coreopsis flowerhead

    Tickseed Coreopsis

    Coreopsis lanceolata
    Photo of western wallflower

    Western Wallflower

    Erysimum capitatum
    Photo of wholeleaf rosinweed flowerhead

    Wholeleaf Rosinweed

    Silphium integrifolium
    Photo of wood betony plants with flowers

    Wood Betony (Common Lousewort)

    Pedicularis canadensis
    Photo of two yellow coneflower flowerheads

    Yellow Coneflower

    Echinacea paradoxa
    Photo of yellow crownbeard flowerhead.

    Yellow Crownbeard

    Verbesina helianthoides
    Photo of yellow passionflower flowers.

    Yellow Passion Flower

    Passiflora lutea
    Photo of soapweed, a type of yucca

    Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

    Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana