Photo of Carolina false dandelion flowerhead.

    Carolina False Dandelion

    Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
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    Edible

    Photo of several cattail flowering stalks

    Cattails

    Typha spp.
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    Edible

    Photo of celandine poppy plant and flowers

    Celandine Poppy (Wood Poppy)

    Stylophorum diphyllum
    Photo of common violet

    Common Violet

    Viola sororia
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    Edible

    Photo of common water hemlock or spotted cowbane flowers

    Common Water Hemlock

    Cicuta maculata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of copper iris plants with flowers

    Copper Iris

    Iris fulva
    Photo of dwarf larkspur flowers with leaf

    Dwarf Larkspur

    Delphinium tricorne
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    Poisonous

    Photo of early buttercup plant with flower
    Photo of a golden seal plant with flower.

    Golden Seal

    Hydrastis canadensis
    Photo of green dragon plant showing flower and leaves.

    Green Dragon

    Arisaema dracontium
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    Poisonous

    Photo of harbinger of spring flower clusters with coin to show size

    Harbinger of Spring

    Erigenia bulbosa
    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    Photo of Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
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    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    Photo of path rush, closeup showing drying fruits.

    Rushes

    Juncus spp. and Luzula spp.
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of southern blue flag iris plants with flowers

    Southern Blue Flag (Virginia Iris)

    Iris virginica
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    Poisonous

    Photo of spring cress flower clusters

    Spring Cress (Bitter Cress)

    Cardamine bulbosa
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    Edible

    Photo of woolly sweet cicely flower clusters

    Sweet Cicely (Anise Root)

    Osmorhiza claytonii and O. longistylis
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    Edible

    Photo of water milfoil plants along the shore of a pond

    Water Milfoils

    Myriophyllum spp.
    Photo of white avens flower and upper stem leaves.
    Photo of wild comfrey showing flower cluster

    Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wood betony plants with flowers

    Wood Betony (Common Lousewort)

    Pedicularis canadensis
    Photo of wood spurge flowers.

    Wood Spurge

    Euphorbia commutata
    Photo of yellow violet plant with flower

    Yellow Violet

    Viola pubescens (formerly V. pensylvanica)
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    Edible