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    Buffalo Bur (Kansas Thistle)

    Solanum rostratum
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    Poisonous

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    Bull Thistle

    Cirsium vulgare
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    Edible

    Photo of Canada thistle flowers

    Canada Thistle

    Cirsium arvense
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    Invasive

    Photo of common jimsonweed flower

    Common Jimsonweed

    Datura stramonium
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    Poisonous

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    Eastern Prickly Pear

    Opuntia humifusa (formerly O. compressa)
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    Edible

    Photo of horse nettle flowers and leaves

    Horse Nettle

    Solanum carolinense
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a musk thistle blooming flower head.

    Musk Thistle (Nodding Thistle)

    Carduus nutans
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    Invasive

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    Sensitive Briar

    Mimosa quadrivalvis (also Schrankia nuttallii)
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    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

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    Teasels

    Dipsacus fullonum and D. laciniatus
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    Invasive

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    Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

    Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana