Photo of black mustard flower cluster

    Black Mustard

    Brassica nigra
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    Edible

    Photo of several black-eyed Susan flowers.

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia hirta
    Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.

    Brown-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia triloba
    Photo of buffalo bur flower and leaves.

    Buffalo Bur (Kansas Thistle)

    Solanum rostratum
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    Poisonous

    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 several cattail flowering stalks

    Cattails

    Typha spp.
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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 sunflower

    Common Sunflower

    Helianthus annuus
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    Edible

    Photo of compass plant flowers

    Compass Plant

    Silphium laciniatum
    Photo of false garlic flowers

    False Garlic

    Nothoscordum bivalve
    Photo of a false loosestrife flower closeup

    False Loosestrife

    Ludwigia alternifolia
    Photo of a giant ragweed plant.

    Giant Ragweed

    Ambrosia trifida
    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 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 whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    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 a prairie dock flowerhead

    Prairie Dock (Prairie Rosinweed)

    Silphium terebinthinaceum
    Photo of several reed canary grass plants with flowering heads

    Reed Canary Grass

    Phalaris arundinacea
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    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 showy evening primrose plant with flowers

    Showy Evening Primrose

    Oenothera speciosa
    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 water primrose plant showing typical roots, leaves, stems, and a flower

    Water Primrose

    Ludwigia peploides
    Photo of two yellow coneflower flowerheads

    Yellow Coneflower

    Echinacea paradoxa
    Photo of yellow rocket flower clusters

    Yellow Rocket

    Barbarea vulgaris
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    Edible

    Photo of yellow violet plant with flower

    Yellow Violet

    Viola pubescens (formerly V. pensylvanica)
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    Edible

    Photo of soapweed, a type of yucca

    Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

    Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana