Photo of American ginseng plant with ripe berries

    American Ginseng

    Panax quinquefolius
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    Edible

    Photo of false aloe leaves in basal rosettes.

    False Aloe

    Manfreda virginica (formerly Agave virginica)
    Photo of a giant ragweed plant.

    Giant Ragweed

    Ambrosia trifida
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of pale Indian plantain flower clusters.

    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
    Photo of prairie alum root flower stalk with flowers

    Prairie Alum Root

    Heuchera richardsonii
    Photo of rattlesnake master flower heads side view

    Rattlesnake Master

    Eryngium yuccifolium
    Photo of thimbleweed plant

    Thimbleweed (Tall Anemone)

    Anemone virginiana
    Photo of white avens flower and upper stem leaves.
    Photo of white snakeroot leaves and flowers

    White Snakeroot

    Ageratina altissima (formerly Eupatorium rugosum)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wood nettle leaves at top of plant.

    Wood Nettle (Stinging Nettle)

    Laportea canadensis
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    Edible