Photo of bluebells, or Virginia cowslip, plants with flowers

    Bluebells (Virginia Cowslip)

    Mertensia virginica
    Photo of common water hemlock or spotted cowbane flowers

    Common Water Hemlock

    Cicuta maculata
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    Poisonous

    Rope dodder stems

    Dodders

    Cuscuta spp.
    Photo of elephant's foot closeup of flowers

    Elephant's Foot

    Elephantopus carolinianus
    Photo of a golden seal plant with flower.

    Golden Seal

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

    Harbinger of Spring

    Erigenia bulbosa
    Photo of horseweed flowers

    Horseweed (Canada Fleabane, Hog Weed)

    Conyza canadensis (formerly Erigeron canadensis)
    Photo of a large-flowered gaura inflorescence

    Large-Flowered Gaura

    Oenothera filiformis (formerly Gaura longiflora, G. biennis)
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of pale Indian plantain flower clusters.

    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
    Photo of Miami mist flowers

    Phacelia (Miami Mist)

    Phacelia purshii
    Photo of Solomon’s seal flowers and leaves

    Solomon's Seal

    Polygonatum biflorum
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    Edible

    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 tall thistle plants with flowers

    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

    Photo of tick trefoil plant with flowers

    Tick Trefoils (Sticktights; Beggar's Lice)

    Desmodium spp. (17 species in Missouri)
    Photo of watercress flowers

    Watercress

    Nasturtium officinale (syn. Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)
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    Edible

    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 wild comfrey showing flower cluster

    Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum
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    Poisonous