Photo of Adam and Eve orchid flowers

    Adam and Eve Orchid

    Aplectrum hyemale
    Photo of lotus in pool at Duck Creek CA

    American Lotus

    Nelumbo lutea
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    Edible

    Photo of autumn sneezeweed flowerheads, closeup.

    Autumn Sneezeweed

    Helenium autumnale
    Photo of a broad beech fern

    Broad Beech Fern

    Phegopteris hexagonoptera
    Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.

    Brown-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia triloba
    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 evening primrose, closeup of flowers.

    Common Evening Primrose

    Oenothera biennis
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    Edible

    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 coontail aquatic plant with penny for scale

    Coontail (Hornwort)

    Ceratophyllum demersum
    Photo of copper iris plants with flowers

    Copper Iris

    Iris fulva
    Photo of corn salad plant flower clusters showing arrangement of buds.

    Corn Salad

    Valerianella radiata
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    Edible

    Photo of Dutchman's breeches plant with flowers

    Dutchman’s Breeches

    Dicentra cucullaria
    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 elephant's foot closeup of flowers

    Elephant’s Foot

    Elephantopus carolinianus
    Photo of fire pink flowers

    Fire Pink

    Silene virginica
    Photo of a golden seal plant with flower.

    Golden Seal

    Hydrastis canadensis
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    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 common scouring rush, many stems in a colony

    Horsetails (Scouring Rushes)

    Equisetum (3 spp. in Missouri)
    Photo of a clump of hydrilla held in a hand

    Hydrilla

    Hydrilla verticillata
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    Invasive

    Photo of Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Photo of Jack-in-the-pulpit plant showing foliage and flowering structure

    Jack-in-the-Pulpit

    Arisaema triphyllum
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    Poisonous

    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 liverleaf wildflower

    Liverleaf (Round-Lobed Hepatica)

    Anemone americana (formerly Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa)
    Photo of a northern maidenhair fern

    Maidenhair Ferns

    Adiantum spp. (2 in Missouri)
    Photo of mayapple colony looking like numerous green umbrellas on forest floor

    Mayapple

    Podophyllum peltatum
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    Edible

    Photo of midwestern arrowhead male flowers and buds.

    Midwestern Arrowhead

    Sagittaria brevirostra
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    Edible

    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of pale Indian plantain flower clusters.

    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
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    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    Photo of purple-headed sneezeweed flowerhead showing round, purplish disk.

    Purple-Headed Sneezeweed

    Helenium flexuosum
    Photo of a rattlesnake fern growing above leaf litter in a woodland

    Rattlesnake Fern

    Botrypus virginianus (syn. Botrychium virginianum)
    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 a spatterdock flower held against a leaf

    Spatterdock (Yellow Pond Lily)

    Nuphar advena (formerly N. lutea)
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    Edible

    Photo of spring cress flower clusters

    Spring Cress (Bitter Cress)

    Cardamine bulbosa
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    Edible

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