Photo of clasping Venus' looking glass, a blue wildflower

    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)
    Photo of climbing false buckwheat vines, leaves, and flowers.

    Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat)

    Fallopia scandens (formerly Polygonum scandens)
    Photo of tall thoroughwort plant with flowers

    Common Boneset (Thoroughwort)

    Eupatorium perfoliatum
    Photo of common cinquefoil plants with flowers

    Common Cinquefoil

    Potentilla simplex
    Photo of common ground cherry flower

    Common Ground Cherry

    Physalis longifolia
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    Edible

    Photo of downy skullcap flower clusters

    Downy Skullcap

    Scutellaria incana
    Photo of fire pink flowers

    Fire Pink

    Silene virginica
    Photo of two golden aster flowerheads plus a few leaves.

    Golden Aster (Camphorweed)

    Heterotheca camporum (syn. Chrysopsis villosa var. camporum)
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of several grayhead prairie coneflowers with sky in background

    Gray-Headed Coneflower

    Ratibida pinnata
    Photo of hedge parsley flower clusters

    Hedge Parsley

    Torilis arvensis
    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    Photo of horseweed flowers

    Horseweed (Canada Fleabane, Hog Weed)

    Conyza canadensis (formerly Erigeron canadensis)
    Photo of Indian hemp plant

    Indian Hemp (Dogbane)

    Apocynum cannabinum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Photo of Johnson grass flower clusters

    Johnson Grass

    Sorghum halepense
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    Invasive

    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 long-bracted wild indigo plant with flowers

    Long-Bracted Wild Indigo

    Baptisia bracteata (formerly B. leucophaea)
    Photo of purple meadow parsnip foliage and flowers

    Meadow Parsnip

    Thaspium trifoliatum
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of narrow-leaved vervain plants in bloom.

    Narrow-Leaved Vervain

    Verbena simplex
    Photo of Ohio horsemint inflorescence

    Ohio Horsemint

    Blephilia ciliata
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    Edible

    Photo of leaf cup flower

    Pale-Flowered Leaf Cup

    Polymnia canadensis
    Photo of a pencil flower, closeup on blossom

    Pencil Flower

    Stylosanthes biflora
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    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    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 milkweed flower cluster

    Purple Milkweed

    Asclepias purpurascens
    Photo of pussytoes showing fuzzy white flowering heads

    Pussytoes (Indian Tobacco)

    Antennaria parlinii
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of showy partridge pea showing flowers, buds, and leaves.

    Showy Partridge Pea

    Chamaecrista fasciculata (formerly Cassia fasciculata)
    Photo of southern wild senna showing a flower cluster and a few leaflets.

    Southern Wild Senna

    Senna marilandica (formerly Cassia marilandica)
    Photo of spiked lobelia flower stalk.

    Spiked Lobelia

    Lobelia spicata
    Photo of many blooming ashy sunflower plants, showing gray-green leaves.

    Sunflowers

    Helianthus spp.
    Photo of tall fescue plants

    Tall Fescue

    Festuca arundinacea
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    Invasive

    Photo of tall thistle plants with flowers

    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

    Photo of a tall thoroughwort plant in bloom.
    Photo of tick trefoil plant with flowers

    Tick Trefoils (Sticktights; Beggar's Lice)

    Desmodium spp. (17 species in Missouri)
    Photo of white sweet clover flower cluster showing stalk and flowers.

    White and Yellow Sweet Clovers

    Melilotus albus and M. officinale
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    Invasive

    Photo of white crownbeard plant with flowers

    White Crownbeard

    Verbesina virginica
    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)
    Photo of white snakeroot leaves and flowers

    White Snakeroot

    Ageratina altissima (formerly Eupatorium rugosum)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wholeleaf rosinweed flowerhead

    Wholeleaf Rosinweed

    Silphium integrifolium
    Photo of wood betony plants with flowers

    Wood Betony (Common Lousewort)

    Pedicularis canadensis
    Photo of yarrow or common milfoil flower cluster

    Yarrow (Common Milfoil)

    Achillea millefolium
    Photo of yellow wood sorrel plant showing flowers and leaves.

    Yellow Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis stricta
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    Edible