Photo of common milkweed flower cluster

    Common Milkweed

    Asclepias syriaca
    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 several decurrent false asters in bloom

    Decurrent False Aster

    Boltonia decurrens
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    Endangered

    Deptfort pink blooming in an open area

    Deptford Pink

    Dianthus armeria
    Photo of everlasting pea flower and leaves

    Everlasting Pea

    Lathyrus latifolius
    Photo of field milkwort flowerheads.

    Field Milkwort

    Polygala sanguinea
    Photo of goat's rue showing flower cluster

    Goat’s Rue (Hoary Pea)

    Tephrosia virginiana
    Photo of ground plum, top of plant, showing flowers and several leaves.

    Ground Plum (Milk Vetch)

    Astragalus crassicarpus (formerly A. mexicanus)
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    Edible

    Photo of hedge bindweed flowers

    Hedge Bindweed

    Calystegia sepium (also Convolvulus sepium)
    Photo of Indian hemp plant

    Indian Hemp (Dogbane)

    Apocynum cannabinum
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    Poisonous

    Image of Johnny-jump-up.

    Johnny-Jump-Up (Field Pansy)

    Viola bicolor
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    Edible

    Photo of long-leaved bluets plants with flowers

    Long-Leaved Bluets (Slender-Leaved Bluets)

    Houstonia longifolia (sometimes Hedyotis longifolia)
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of moth mullein flowers

    Moth Mullein

    Verbascum blattaria
    Photo of New England aster plants with flowers

    New England Aster

    Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae)
    Photo of Ohio horsemint inflorescence

    Ohio Horsemint

    Blephilia ciliata
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    Edible

    Photo of pale purple coneflower showing white pollen among disk florets

    Pale Purple Coneflower

    Echinacea pallida
    Photo of blooming passionflower

    Passion Flower

    Passiflora incarnata
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    Edible

    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 purple milkweed flower cluster

    Purple Milkweed

    Asclepias purpurascens
    Photo of a Queen Anne's lace flower cluster, seen from the top
    Photo of a rose gentian flower, closeup

    Rose Gentian (Rose Pink)

    Sabatia angularis
    Photo of sensitive brier flowers

    Sensitive Briar

    Mimosa quadrivalvis (also Schrankia nuttallii)
    Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

    Sericea Lespedeza

    Lespedeza cuneata
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    Invasive

    Photo of shooting star flowers

    Shooting Star

    Dodecatheon meadia
    Photo of slender bush clover flowers

    Slender Bush Clover

    Lespedeza virginica
    Photo of smooth spiderwort flowers being visited by beelike syrphid flies

    Smooth Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohiensis
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    Edible

    spotted knapweed

    Spotted Knapweed

    Centaurea stoebe
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    Invasive

    Photo of spring beauty plants and flowers

    Spring Beauty

    Claytonia virginica
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    Edible

    Photo of swamp milkweed, three plants with flower clusters.

    Swamp Milkweed

    Asclepias incarnata
    Photo of tick trefoil plant with flowers

    Tick Trefoils (Sticktights; Beggar's Lice)

    Desmodium spp. (17 species in Missouri)
    Photo of violet wood sorrel plant with flowers

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis violacea
    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)
    Photo of wild four-o'clock flower

    Wild Four-O’Clock

    Mirabilis nyctaginea
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    Poisonous

    Photo of winged loosestrife plants and flowers

    Winged Loosestrife

    Lythrum alatum
    Photo of yarrow or common milfoil flower cluster

    Yarrow (Common Milfoil)

    Achillea millefolium