Photo of American ginseng plant with ripe berries

    American Ginseng

    Panax quinquefolius
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    Edible

    Photo of a broad beech fern

    Broad Beech Fern

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

    Ebony Spleenwort

    Asplenium platyneuron
    Photo of goat's beard plant with flower clusters

    Goat’s Beard

    Aruncus dioicus
    Photo of several grayhead prairie coneflowers with sky in background

    Gray-Headed Coneflower

    Ratibida pinnata
    Photo of hedge parsley flower clusters

    Hedge Parsley

    Torilis arvensis
    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    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 marginal shield fern with snow on the ground near it

    Marginal Shield Fern

    Dryopteris marginalis
    Photo of purple meadow parsnip foliage and flowers

    Meadow Parsnip

    Thaspium trifoliatum
    Photo of leaf cup flower

    Pale-Flowered Leaf Cup

    Polymnia canadensis
    Photo of prairie parsley flower cluster.

    Prairie Parsley

    Polytaenia nuttallii
    Photo of woolly sweet cicely flower clusters

    Sweet Cicely (Anise Root)

    Osmorhiza claytonii and O. longistylis
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    Edible

    Photo of thimbleweed plant

    Thimbleweed (Tall Anemone)

    Anemone virginiana
    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 baneberry berries

    White Baneberry (Doll’s Eyes)

    Actaea pachypoda
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wild strawberry plant with flowers

    Wild Strawberry

    Fragaria virginiana
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    Edible