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    Carolina False Dandelion

    Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
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    Edible

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    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)
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    Common Milkweed

    Asclepias syriaca
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    Flowering Spurge

    Euphorbia corollata
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    Poisonous

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    Indian Hemp (Dogbane)

    Apocynum cannabinum
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    Poisonous

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    Leafy Spurge

    Euphorbia esula
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

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    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
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    Purple Milkweed

    Asclepias purpurascens
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    Shining Blue Star

    Amsonia illustris
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    Spiked Lobelia

    Lobelia spicata
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    Swamp Milkweed

    Asclepias incarnata