Photo of a broad beech fern

    Broad Beech Fern

    Phegopteris hexagonoptera
    Photo of butterfly pea plant with flowers

    Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria mariana
    Photo of common water hemlock or spotted cowbane flowers

    Common Water Hemlock

    Cicuta maculata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a cut-leaf grape fern showing whole plant

    Cut-Leaf Grape Fern

    Botrychium dissectum (syn. Sceptridium dissectum)
    Photo of Dutchman's breeches plant with flowers

    Dutchman’s Breeches

    Dicentra cucullaria
    Photo of early buttercup plant with flower
    Photo of false rue anemone plant and flower

    False Rue Anemone

    Isopyrum biternatum
    Photo of goat's beard plant with flower clusters

    Goat’s Beard

    Aruncus dioicus
    Photo of green dragon plant showing flower and leaves.

    Green Dragon

    Arisaema dracontium
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    Poisonous

    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    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 Jacob's ladder plant showing leaves and flowers

    Jacob’s Ladder

    Polemonium reptans
    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 pale corydalis leaves and yellow flowers

    Pale Corydalis

    Corydalis flavula
    Photo of a rattlesnake fern growing above leaf litter in a woodland

    Rattlesnake Fern

    Botrypus virginianus (syn. Botrychium virginianum)
    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 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 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
    Photo of white avens flower and upper stem leaves.
    Photo of white wild indigo plant with flowering stalk amid prairie grasses

    White Wild Indigo

    Baptisia alba (formerly B. leucantha)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of yellow wood sorrel plant showing flowers and leaves.

    Yellow Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis stricta
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    Edible