Photo of bluebells, or Virginia cowslip, plants with flowers

    Bluebells (Virginia Cowslip)

    Mertensia virginica
    Photo of Bradbury beebalm plant with pale flowers

    Bradbury Beebalm

    Monarda bradburiana (sometimes M. russeliana)
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    Edible

    Photo of a chicory plant.

    Chicory

    Cichorium intybus
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    Edible

    Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.

    Crown Vetch

    Securigera varia (formerly Coronilla varia)
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Photo of dead nettle stalk with flowers

    Dead Nettle

    Lamium purpureum
    Photo of everlasting pea flower and leaves

    Everlasting Pea

    Lathyrus latifolius
    Photo of false dragonhead plant with flowers

    False Dragonhead (Obedient Plant)

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

    Harbinger of Spring

    Erigenia bulbosa
    Image of Johnny-jump-up.

    Johnny-Jump-Up (Field Pansy)

    Viola bicolor
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    Edible

    Photo of Korean lespedeza plant with flowers

    Korean Lespedeza (Korean Clover)

    Kummerowia stipulacea (formerly Lespedeza stipulacea)
    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)
    Photo of northern fog fruit flowering head

    Northern Fog Fruit

    Lippia lanceolata (formerly Phyla lanceolata)
    Photo of pale purple coneflower showing white pollen among disk florets

    Pale Purple Coneflower

    Echinacea pallida
    Photo of perennial or summer phlox flower cluster.

    Perennial Phlox

    Phlox paniculata
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    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    Photo of dense stand of prairie blazing star or gayfeather at Pawnee Prairie

    Prairie Blazing Star (Gayfeather)

    Liatris pycnostachya
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    Edible

    Photo of purple loosestrife flowering stalks showing purple flowers

    Purple Loosestrife

    Lythrum salicaria
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    Invasive

    Photo of rose verbena, or rose vervain, flower cluster showing leaves

    Rose Verbena (Rose Vervain)

    Glandularia canadensis (formerly Verbena canadensis)
    Photo of shooting star flowers

    Shooting Star

    Dodecatheon meadia
    Photo of common gerardia plant with flowers

    Slender False Foxglove

    Agalinis tenuifolia (formerly Gerardia tenuifolia)
    Photo of smooth spiderwort flowers being visited by beelike syrphid flies

    Smooth Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohiensis
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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 water lily pads and flowers on a pond

    Water Lilies

    Nymphaea spp.
    Photo of white dogtooth violet colony

    White Dogtooth Violet

    Erythronium albidum
    Photo of pink wild onion flower clusters

    Wild Onion

    Allium stellatum
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    Edible