Photo of ashy sunflowers showing flowers, leaves, and stems.

    Ashy Sunflower

    Helianthus mollis
    Photo of beaked hawkweed flowers.

    Beaked Hawkweed

    Hieracium gronovii
    Photo of several black-eyed Susan flowers.

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia hirta
    Photo of butterfly weed plant with flowers

    Butterfly Weed

    Asclepias tuberosa
    Photo of Carolina false dandelion flowerhead.

    Carolina False Dandelion

    Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
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    Edible

    Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

    Chinese Yam

    Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
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    Invasive

    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 evening primrose, closeup of flowers.

    Common Evening Primrose

    Oenothera biennis
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    Edible

    Photo of common ground cherry flower

    Common Ground Cherry

    Physalis longifolia
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    Edible

    Photo of common St. John’s-wort flower with spent flowers and fruits

    Common St. John’s-Wort

    Hypericum perforatum
    Photo of compass plant flowers

    Compass Plant

    Silphium laciniatum
    Photo of eastern prickly pear plant with flowers

    Eastern Prickly Pear

    Opuntia humifusa (formerly O. compressa)
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    Edible

    Photo of false aloe leaves in basal rosettes.

    False Aloe

    Manfreda virginica (formerly Agave virginica)
    Photo of goat's rue showing flower cluster

    Goat’s Rue (Hoary Pea)

    Tephrosia virginiana
    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 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 Harvey's buttercup plant with flowers

    Harvey’s Buttercup

    Ranunculus harveyi
    Photo of hispid buttercup plant with flower

    Hispid Buttercup

    Ranunculus hispidus
    Photo of hoary puccoon closeup of flower cluster

    Hoary Puccoon (Orange Puccoon)

    Lithospermum canescens
    Photo of hogwort plant showing upper stem leaves and flowers.

    Hogwort (Woolly Croton)

    Croton capitatus
    Photo of horse nettle flowers and leaves

    Horse Nettle

    Solanum carolinense
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    Poisonous

    Photo of Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Photo of lance-leaved loosestrife plant with flowers

    Lance-Leaved Loosestrife

    Lysimachia lanceolata
    Photo of leafy spurge seed heads

    Leafy Spurge

    Euphorbia esula
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Photo of long-bracted wild indigo plant with flowers

    Long-Bracted Wild Indigo

    Baptisia bracteata (formerly B. leucophaea)
    Photo of purple meadow parsnip foliage and flowers

    Meadow Parsnip

    Thaspium trifoliatum
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of Missouri evening primrose flower with river in distance

    Missouri Evening Primrose

    Oenothera macrocarpa (formerly O. missouriensis)
    Photo of moth mullein flowers

    Moth Mullein

    Verbascum blattaria
    Photo of mullein basal leaves

    Mullein

    Verbascum thapsus
    Photo of ox-eye daisies in a grassy field

    Ox-Eye Daisy

    Leucanthemum vulgare (formerly Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
    Photo of a pencil flower, closeup on blossom

    Pencil Flower

    Stylosanthes biflora
    Photo of several pinesap plants showing multiple flowers per stalk.

    Pinesap (False Beech Drops)

    Monotropa hypopitys
    Photo of prairie alum root flower stalk with flowers

    Prairie Alum Root

    Heuchera richardsonii
    Photo of a prairie dock flowerhead

    Prairie Dock (Prairie Rosinweed)

    Silphium terebinthinaceum
    Photo of prairie parsley flower cluster.

    Prairie Parsley

    Polytaenia nuttallii
    Photo of round-leaved groundsel plant with flower clusters

    Round-Leaved Groundsel (Round-Leaved Ragwort)

    Packera obovata (formerly Senecio obovatus)
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of showy partridge pea showing flowers, buds, and leaves.

    Showy Partridge Pea

    Chamaecrista fasciculata (formerly Cassia fasciculata)
    Photo of southern wild senna showing a flower cluster and a few leaflets.

    Southern Wild Senna

    Senna marilandica (formerly Cassia marilandica)
    Photo of starry rosinweed flowerheads on a black background

    Starry Rosinweed

    Silphium asteriscus
    Photo of many blooming ashy sunflower plants, showing gray-green leaves.

    Sunflowers

    Helianthus spp.
    Photo of tickseed coreopsis flowerhead

    Tickseed Coreopsis

    Coreopsis lanceolata

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