Photo of American feverfew flower cluster.

    American Feverfew

    Parthenium integrifolium
    Photo of American ginseng plant with ripe berries

    American Ginseng

    Panax quinquefolius
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    Edible

    Photo of beaked hawkweed flowers.

    Beaked Hawkweed

    Hieracium gronovii
    Photo of prairie showing big bluestem leaves and flowering stalks

    Big Bluestem

    Andropogon gerardii
    Bird's-Foot Violet
    Photo of blackberry lily showing open and spent flowers and developing fruits.

    Blackberry Lily

    Iris domestica (formerly Belamcanda chinensis)
    Photo of blue-eyed grass flower closeup

    Blue-Eyed Grass

    Sisyrinchium campestre
    Photo of a broad beech fern

    Broad Beech Fern

    Phegopteris hexagonoptera
    Photo of Carolina false dandelion flowerhead.

    Carolina False Dandelion

    Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
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    Edible

    Photo of Carolina larkspur plants with flowers

    Carolina Larkspur (Prairie Larkspur)

    Delphinium carolinianum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a celestial lily, or prairie pleatleaf iris, in bloom.

    Celestial Lily

    Nemastylis geminiflora
    Photo of Christmas fern leaves lying against fallen oak leaves

    Christmas Fern

    Polystichum acrostichoides
    Photo of columbine flower closeup

    Columbine

    Aquilegia canadensis
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    Poisonous

    Photo of common cinquefoil plants with flowers

    Common Cinquefoil

    Potentilla simplex
    Photo of common evening primrose, closeup of flowers.

    Common Evening Primrose

    Oenothera biennis
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    Edible

    Photo of corn salad plant flower clusters showing arrangement of buds.

    Corn Salad

    Valerianella radiata
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    Edible

    Photo of dwarf larkspur flowers with leaf

    Dwarf Larkspur

    Delphinium tricorne
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    Poisonous

    Photo of dwarf spiderwort flower clusters

    Dwarf Spiderwort (Wild Crocus)

    Tradescantia longipes
    Photo of early buttercup plant with flower
    Photo of early saxifrage plant with flower

    Early Saxifrage

    Micranthes virginiensis (sometimes Saxifraga virginiensis)
    Photo of eastern prickly pear plant with flowers

    Eastern Prickly Pear

    Opuntia humifusa (formerly O. compressa)
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    Edible

    Photo of an ebony spleenwort plant growing among moss and fallen leaves

    Ebony Spleenwort

    Asplenium platyneuron
    Photo of false aloe leaves in basal rosettes.

    False Aloe

    Manfreda virginica (formerly Agave virginica)
    Photo of false garlic flowers

    False Garlic

    Nothoscordum bivalve
    Photo of fire pink flowers

    Fire Pink

    Silene virginica
    Photo of flowering spurge flowers

    Flowering Spurge

    Euphorbia corollata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of glade coneflower flowerhead showing yellow pollen

    Glade Coneflower

    Echinacea simulata
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of hairy lip fern

    Hairy Lip Fern

    Myriopteris lanosa (syn. Cheilanthes lanosa)
    Photo of Harvey's buttercup plant with flowers

    Harvey’s Buttercup

    Ranunculus harveyi
    Photo of hedge parsley flower clusters

    Hedge Parsley

    Torilis arvensis
    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    Photo of hogwort plant showing upper stem leaves and flowers.

    Hogwort (Woolly Croton)

    Croton capitatus
    Photo of Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Image of Johnny-jump-up.

    Johnny-Jump-Up (Field Pansy)

    Viola bicolor
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    Edible

    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 leafy spurge seed heads

    Leafy Spurge

    Euphorbia esula
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Photo of marginal shield fern with snow on the ground near it

    Marginal Shield Fern

    Dryopteris marginalis
    Photo of purple meadow parsnip foliage and flowers

    Meadow Parsnip

    Thaspium trifoliatum
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of moth mullein flowers

    Moth Mullein

    Verbascum blattaria
    Photo of mullein basal leaves

    Mullein

    Verbascum thapsus
    Photo of a musk thistle blooming flower head.

    Musk Thistle (Nodding Thistle)

    Carduus nutans
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    Invasive

    Photo of ox-eye daisies in a grassy field

    Ox-Eye Daisy

    Leucanthemum vulgare (formerly Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
    Photo of pale Indian plantain flower clusters.

    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)

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