Photo of Carolina false dandelion flowerhead.

    Carolina False Dandelion

    Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
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    Edible

    Photo of common evening primrose, closeup of flowers.

    Common Evening Primrose

    Oenothera biennis
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    Edible

    Photo of false garlic flowers

    False Garlic

    Nothoscordum bivalve
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of hedge parsley flower clusters

    Hedge Parsley

    Torilis arvensis
    Photo of a large-flowered gaura inflorescence

    Large-Flowered Gaura

    Oenothera filiformis (formerly Gaura longiflora, G. biennis)
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of moth mullein flowers

    Moth Mullein

    Verbascum blattaria
    Photo of mullein basal leaves

    Mullein

    Verbascum thapsus
    Closeup of single flowerhead of a New World aster with yellow disk florets and lavender ray florets

    New World Asters (American Asters)

    Symphyotrichum spp. (formerly Aster spp.)
    Photo of pale Indian plantain flower clusters.

    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
    Photo of a prairie dock flowerhead

    Prairie Dock (Prairie Rosinweed)

    Silphium terebinthinaceum
    Photo of a Queen Anne's lace flower cluster, seen from the top
    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 tall thistle plants with flowers

    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)