Photo of American germander flowers

    American Germander

    Teucrium canadense
    Photo of beefsteak plant showing upper leaves and flower cluster

    Beefsteak Plant

    Perilla frutescens
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    Edible

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    Invasive

    Photo of blue vervain flower clusters in a prairie

    Blue Vervain

    Verbena hastata
    Photo of a bull thistle flowerhead.

    Bull Thistle

    Cirsium vulgare
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    Edible

    Photo of butterfly pea plant with flowers

    Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria mariana
    Photo of common dayflower flower and buds.

    Common Dayflower

    Commelina communis
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    Edible

    Photo of common violet

    Common Violet

    Viola sororia
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    Edible

    Photo of dittany flowers

    Dittany

    Cunila origanoides
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    Edible

    Photo of downy skullcap flower clusters

    Downy Skullcap

    Scutellaria incana
    Photo of elephant's foot closeup of flowers

    Elephant's Foot

    Elephantopus carolinianus
    Photo of Johnson grass flower clusters

    Johnson Grass

    Sorghum halepense
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    Invasive

    Photo of Korean lespedeza plant with flowers

    Korean Lespedeza (Korean Clover)

    Kummerowia stipulacea (formerly Lespedeza stipulacea)
    Photo of whorled milkweed flowers.

    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
    Photo of mist flower or wild ageratum plants with flowers

    Mist Flower (Wild Ageratum; Blue Boneset)

    Conoclinium coelestinum (formerly Eupatorium coelestinum)
    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 northern fog fruit flowering head

    Northern Fog Fruit

    Lippia lanceolata (formerly Phyla lanceolata)
    Photo of oblong-leaved aster showing masses of purple flowerheads

    Oblong-Leaved Aster (Aromatic Aster)

    Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (formerly Aster oblongifolius)
    Photo of perennial or summer phlox flower cluster.

    Perennial Phlox

    Phlox paniculata
    Photo of dense stand of prairie blazing star or gayfeather at Pawnee Prairie

    Prairie Blazing Star (Gayfeather)

    Liatris pycnostachya
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    Edible

    Purple Coneflower

    Purple Coneflower

    Echinacea purpurea
    Photo of rose verbena, or rose vervain, flower cluster showing leaves

    Rose Verbena (Rose Vervain)

    Glandularia canadensis (formerly Verbena canadensis)
    Photo of sensitive brier flowers

    Sensitive Briar

    Mimosa quadrivalvis (also Schrankia nuttallii)
    Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

    Sericea Lespedeza

    Lespedeza cuneata
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    Invasive

    Photo of slender bush clover flowers

    Slender Bush Clover

    Lespedeza virginica
    Photo of tall thistle plants with flowers

    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

    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