Photo of beefsteak plant showing upper leaves and flower cluster

    Beefsteak Plant

    Perilla frutescens
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    Edible

    Photo of blue vervain flower clusters in a prairie

    Blue Vervain

    Verbena hastata
    Photo of cardinal flower plants in flower

    Cardinal Flower

    Lobelia cardinalis
    Photo of clasping Venus' looking glass, a blue wildflower

    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)
    Photo of Culver's root plant with flowers

    Culver’s Root

    Veronicastrum virginicum
    Photo of dwarf larkspur flowers with leaf

    Dwarf Larkspur

    Delphinium tricorne
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    Poisonous

    Photo of false dragonhead plant with flowers

    False Dragonhead (Obedient Plant)

    Physostegia virginiana
    Photo of field milkwort flowerheads.

    Field Milkwort

    Polygala sanguinea
    Photo of foxglove beardtongue flowers

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    Penstemon digitalis
    Photo of garlic mustard plant with flowers

    Garlic Mustard

    Alliaria petiolata
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    Edible

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    Invasive

    Photo of goat's beard plant with flower clusters

    Goat’s Beard

    Aruncus dioicus
    Photo of tall goldenrod plant with flowers

    Goldenrods

    Solidago spp. (23 species in Missouri)
    Photo of horse nettle flowers and leaves

    Horse Nettle

    Solanum carolinense
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a large-flowered gaura inflorescence

    Large-Flowered Gaura

    Oenothera filiformis (formerly Gaura longiflora, G. biennis)
    Photo of moth mullein flowers

    Moth Mullein

    Verbascum blattaria
    Photo of narrow-leaved vervain plants in bloom.

    Narrow-Leaved Vervain

    Verbena simplex
    Photo of pale Indian plantain flower clusters.

    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
    Photo of shepherd’s purse plant and flowers

    Shepherd's Purse

    Capsella bursa-pastoris
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    Edible

    Photo of spiked lobelia flower stalk.

    Spiked Lobelia

    Lobelia spicata
    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 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 wood nettle leaves at top of plant.

    Wood Nettle (Stinging Nettle)

    Laportea canadensis
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    Edible