Photo of Adam and Eve orchid flowers

    Adam and Eve Orchid

    Aplectrum hyemale
    Photo of autumn sneezeweed flowerheads, closeup.

    Autumn Sneezeweed

    Helenium autumnale
    Photo of a broad beech fern

    Broad Beech Fern

    Phegopteris hexagonoptera
    Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.

    Brown-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia triloba
    Photo of celandine poppy plant and flowers

    Celandine Poppy (Wood Poppy)

    Stylophorum diphyllum
    Photo of common violet

    Common Violet

    Viola sororia
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    Edible

    Photo of common water hemlock or spotted cowbane flowers

    Common Water Hemlock

    Cicuta maculata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of copper iris plants with flowers

    Copper Iris

    Iris fulva
    Photo of dwarf larkspur flowers with leaf

    Dwarf Larkspur

    Delphinium tricorne
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    Poisonous

    Photo of elephant's foot closeup of flowers

    Elephant’s Foot

    Elephantopus carolinianus
    Photo of fire pink flowers

    Fire Pink

    Silene virginica
    Photo of a golden seal plant with flower.

    Golden Seal

    Hydrastis canadensis
    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 Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Photo of lance-leaved loosestrife plant with flowers

    Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

    Lysimachia lanceolata
    Photo of a large-flowered gaura inflorescence

    Large-Flowered Gaura

    Oenothera filiformis (formerly Gaura longiflora, G. biennis)
    Photo of liverleaf wildflower

    Liverleaf (Round-Lobed Hepatica)

    Anemone americana (formerly Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa)
    Photo of mayapple colony looking like numerous green umbrellas on forest floor

    Mayapple

    Podophyllum peltatum
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    Edible

    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of pale Indian plantain flower clusters.

    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
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    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    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 spring cress flower clusters

    Spring Cress (Bitter Cress)

    Cardamine bulbosa
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    Edible

    Photo of star of Bethlehem cluster of plants with flowers

    Star of Bethlehem

    Ornithogalum umbellatum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a starry campion flower
    Photo of many blooming ashy sunflower plants, showing gray-green leaves.

    Sunflowers

    Helianthus spp.
    Photo of tall thistle plants with flowers

    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

    Photo of wake robin, or trillium, plant with leaves and flower

    Wake Robin (Trillium)

    Trillium sessile
    Photo of walking fern plants growing on a moss-covered boulder

    Walking Fern

    Asplenium rhizophyllum (syn. Camptosorus rhyzophyllus)
    Photo of white anemone

    White Anemone (Windflower)

    Anemone canadensis
    Photo of white avens flower and upper stem leaves.
    Photo of white dogtooth violet colony

    White Dogtooth Violet

    Erythronium albidum
    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)
    Photo of wild comfrey showing flower cluster

    Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wild geranium plant with flowers
    Photo of wild hyacinth flower cluster

    Wild Hyacinth

    Camassia scilloides
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    Edible

    Photo of wood betony plants with flowers

    Wood Betony (Common Lousewort)

    Pedicularis canadensis
    Photo of wood spurge flowers.

    Wood Spurge

    Euphorbia commutata
    Photo of yellow violet plant with flower

    Yellow Violet

    Viola pubescens (formerly V. pensylvanica)
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    Edible