Photo of several black-eyed Susan flowers.

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia hirta
    Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.

    Brown-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia triloba
    Photo of butterfly weed plant with flowers

    Butterfly Weed

    Asclepias tuberosa
    Photo of celandine poppy plant and flowers

    Celandine Poppy (Wood Poppy)

    Stylophorum diphyllum
    Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

    Chinese Yam

    Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
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    Invasive

    Photo of common sunflower

    Common Sunflower

    Helianthus annuus
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    Edible

    Photo of compass plant flowers

    Compass Plant

    Silphium laciniatum
    Photo of false garlic flowers

    False Garlic

    Nothoscordum bivalve
    Photo of a giant ragweed plant.

    Giant Ragweed

    Ambrosia trifida
    Photo of two golden aster flowerheads plus a few leaves.

    Golden Aster (Camphorweed)

    Heterotheca camporum (syn. Chrysopsis villosa var. camporum)
    Photo of tall goldenrod plant with flowers

    Goldenrods

    Solidago spp. (23 species in Missouri)
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of hoary puccoon closeup of flower cluster

    Hoary Puccoon (Orange Puccoon)

    Lithospermum canescens
    Photo of horse nettle flowers and leaves

    Horse Nettle

    Solanum carolinense
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    Poisonous

    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of a prairie dock flowerhead

    Prairie Dock (Prairie Rosinweed)

    Silphium terebinthinaceum
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of many blooming ashy sunflower plants, showing gray-green leaves.

    Sunflowers

    Helianthus spp.
    Photo of soapweed, a type of yucca

    Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

    Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana