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 Carolina larkspur plants with flowers

    Carolina Larkspur (Prairie Larkspur)

    Delphinium carolinianum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of clasping Venus' looking glass, a blue wildflower

    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)
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    French Grass

    Orbexilum onobrychis (formerly Psoralea onobrychis)
    Photo of ground plum, top of plant, showing flowers and several leaves.

    Ground Plum (Milk Vetch)

    Astragalus crassicarpus (formerly A. mexicanus)
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    Edible

    Photo of hairy vetch flower clusters and leaves

    Hairy Vetch

    Vicia villosa
    Photo of narrow-leaved vervain plants in bloom.

    Narrow-Leaved Vervain

    Verbena simplex
    Photo of Miami mist flowers

    Phacelia (Miami Mist)

    Phacelia purshii
    Photo of dense stand of prairie blazing star or gayfeather at Pawnee Prairie

    Prairie Blazing Star (Gayfeather)

    Liatris pycnostachya
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    Edible

    Photo of purple loosestrife flowering stalks showing purple flowers

    Purple Loosestrife

    Lythrum salicaria
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    Invasive

    Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

    Sericea Lespedeza

    Lespedeza cuneata
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    Invasive

    Photo of spiked lobelia flower stalk.

    Spiked Lobelia

    Lobelia spicata
    Photo of tick trefoil plant with flowers

    Tick Trefoils (Sticktights; Beggar's Lice)

    Desmodium spp. (17 species in Missouri)
    Photo of viper’s bugloss, closeup of flower

    Viper's Bugloss

    Echium vulgare
    Photo of wild comfrey showing flower cluster

    Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum
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    Poisonous