Photo of autumn sneezeweed flowerheads, closeup.

    Autumn Sneezeweed

    Helenium autumnale
    Photo of beaked hawkweed flowers.

    Beaked Hawkweed

    Hieracium gronovii
    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 butterfly weed plant with flowers

    Butterfly Weed

    Asclepias tuberosa
    Photo of celandine poppy plant and flowers

    Celandine Poppy (Wood Poppy)

    Stylophorum diphyllum
    Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

    Chinese Yam

    Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
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    Invasive

    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 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 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 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 horse nettle flowers and leaves

    Horse Nettle

    Solanum carolinense
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    Poisonous

    Photo of Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Photo of the upper portions of two Jerusalem artichoke plants.

    Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunflower Artichoke)

    Helianthus tuberosus
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    Edible

    Photo of lance-leaved loosestrife plant with flowers

    Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

    Lysimachia lanceolata
    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 a prairie dock flowerhead

    Prairie Dock (Prairie Rosinweed)

    Silphium terebinthinaceum
    Photo of purple-headed sneezeweed flowerhead showing round, purplish disk.

    Purple-Headed Sneezeweed

    Helenium flexuosum
    Photo of path rush, closeup showing drying fruits.

    Rushes

    Juncus spp. and Luzula spp.
    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 wholeleaf rosinweed flowerhead

    Wholeleaf Rosinweed

    Silphium integrifolium
    Photo of wood betony plants with flowers

    Wood Betony (Common Lousewort)

    Pedicularis canadensis
    Photo of yellow passionflower flowers.

    Yellow Passion Flower

    Passiflora lutea
    Photo of yellow star grass plant with flowers

    Yellow Star Grass

    Hypoxis hirsuta
    Photo of soapweed, a type of yucca

    Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

    Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana