Photo of American ginseng plant with ripe berries

    American Ginseng

    Panax quinquefolius
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    Edible

    Photo of bird's-foot trefoil, close-up of flower cluster.

    Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

    Lotus corniculatus
    Photo of buffalo bur flower and leaves.

    Buffalo Bur (Kansas Thistle)

    Solanum rostratum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of butterfly pea plant with flowers

    Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria mariana
    Photo of Christmas fern leaves lying against fallen oak leaves

    Christmas Fern

    Polystichum acrostichoides
    Photo of columbine flower closeup

    Columbine

    Aquilegia canadensis
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    Poisonous

    Photo of combleaf yellow false foxglove showing flowers and leaves.

    Combleaf Yellow False Foxglove

    Aureolaria pectinata (formerly Gerardia pedicularia)
    Photo of common cinquefoil plants with flowers

    Common Cinquefoil

    Potentilla simplex
    Photo of common water hemlock or spotted cowbane flowers

    Common Water Hemlock

    Cicuta maculata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.

    Crown Vetch

    Securigera varia (formerly Coronilla varia)
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Photo of Dutchman's breeches plant with flowers

    Dutchman’s Breeches

    Dicentra cucullaria
    Photo of early buttercup plant with flower
    Photo of an ebony spleenwort plant growing among moss and fallen leaves

    Ebony Spleenwort

    Asplenium platyneuron
    Photo of false rue anemone plant and flower

    False Rue Anemone

    Isopyrum biternatum
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    French Grass

    Orbexilum onobrychis (formerly Psoralea onobrychis)
    Photo of several grayhead prairie coneflowers with sky in background

    Gray-Headed Coneflower

    Ratibida pinnata
    Photo of green dragon plant showing flower and leaves.

    Green Dragon

    Arisaema dracontium
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    Poisonous

    Photo of Harvey's buttercup plant with flowers

    Harvey’s Buttercup

    Ranunculus harveyi
    Photo of hedge parsley flower clusters

    Hedge Parsley

    Torilis arvensis
    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    Photo of Jacob's ladder plant showing leaves and flowers

    Jacob’s Ladder

    Polemonium reptans
    Photo of a huge mass of kudzu vines covering trees and ground

    Kudzu

    Pueraria montana
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    Edible

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    Invasive

    Photo of long-bracted wild indigo plant with flowers

    Long-Bracted Wild Indigo

    Baptisia bracteata (formerly B. leucophaea)
    Photo of lowland brittle fern fronds and fiddleheads growing in woods

    Lowland Brittle Fern (Southern Fragile Fern)

    Cystopteris protrusa (formerly C. fragilis var. protrusa)
    Photo of a northern maidenhair fern

    Maidenhair Ferns

    Adiantum spp. (2 in Missouri)
    Photo of purple meadow parsnip foliage and flowers

    Meadow Parsnip

    Thaspium trifoliatum
    Photo of mullein basal leaves

    Mullein

    Verbascum thapsus
    Photo of pale corydalis leaves and yellow flowers

    Pale Corydalis

    Corydalis flavula
    Photo of leaf cup flower

    Pale-Flowered Leaf Cup

    Polymnia canadensis
    Photo of a pencil flower, closeup on blossom

    Pencil Flower

    Stylosanthes biflora
    Photo of a Queen Anne's lace flower cluster, seen from the top
    Photo of a rattlesnake fern growing above leaf litter in a woodland

    Rattlesnake Fern

    Botrypus virginianus (syn. Botrychium virginianum)
    Image of running buffalo clover

    Running Buffalo Clover

    Trifolium stoloniferum
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    Endangered

    Photo of a sensitive fern, vegetative leaf

    Sensitive Fern

    Onoclea sensibilis
    Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

    Sericea Lespedeza

    Lespedeza cuneata
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    Invasive

    Photo of sesbania flowers and foliage

    Sesbania (Coffeeweed)

    Sesbania herbacea (formerly S. exaltata)
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Photo of showy partridge pea showing flowers, buds, and leaves.

    Showy Partridge Pea

    Chamaecrista fasciculata (formerly Cassia fasciculata)
    Photo of slender bush clover flowers

    Slender Bush Clover

    Lespedeza virginica
    Photo of southern wild senna showing a flower cluster and a few leaflets.

    Southern Wild Senna

    Senna marilandica (formerly Cassia marilandica)
    Photo of woolly sweet cicely flower clusters

    Sweet Cicely (Anise Root)

    Osmorhiza claytonii and O. longistylis
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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 water milfoil plants along the shore of a pond

    Water Milfoils

    Myriophyllum spp.
    Photo of watercress flowers

    Watercress

    Nasturtium officinale (syn. Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)
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    Edible

    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 anemone

    White Anemone (Windflower)

    Anemone canadensis

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