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 Canada thistle flowers

    Canada Thistle

    Cirsium arvense
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    Invasive

    Photo of cardinal flower plants in flower

    Cardinal Flower

    Lobelia cardinalis
    Photo of a chicory plant.

    Chicory

    Cichorium intybus
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    Edible

    Photo of climbing false buckwheat vines, leaves, and flowers.

    Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat)

    Fallopia scandens (formerly Polygonum scandens)
    Photo of common milkweed flower cluster

    Common Milkweed

    Asclepias syriaca
    Photo of glade coneflower flowerhead showing yellow pollen

    Glade Coneflower

    Echinacea simulata
    Photo of goat's rue showing flower cluster

    Goat’s Rue (Hoary Pea)

    Tephrosia virginiana
    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 rose mallow flower

    Hairy Rose Mallow

    Hibiscus lasiocarpos
    Image of Johnny-jump-up.

    Johnny-Jump-Up (Field Pansy)

    Viola bicolor
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    Edible

    Photo of Korean lespedeza plant with flowers

    Korean Lespedeza (Korean Clover)

    Kummerowia stipulacea (formerly Lespedeza stipulacea)
    Photo of a huge mass of kudzu vines covering trees and ground

    Kudzu

    Pueraria montana
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    Edible

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    Invasive

    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 New England aster plants with flowers

    New England Aster

    Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae)
    Photo of oblong-leaved aster showing masses of purple flowerheads

    Oblong-Leaved Aster (Aromatic Aster)

    Symphyotrichum oblongifolium (formerly Aster oblongifolius)
    Photo of pale purple coneflower showing white pollen among disk florets

    Pale Purple Coneflower

    Echinacea pallida
    Photo of blooming passionflower

    Passion Flower

    Passiflora incarnata
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    Edible

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    Philadelphia Fleabane

    Erigeron philadelphicus
    Photo of several pinesap plants showing multiple flowers per stalk.

    Pinesap (False Beech Drops)

    Monotropa hypopitys
    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 purple prairie clover, closeup of flowerhead

    Purple Prairie Clover

    Dalea purpurea (formerly Petalostemon purpureum)
    Photo of a Queen Anne's lace flower cluster, seen from the top
    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 showy evening primrose plant with flowers

    Showy Evening Primrose

    Oenothera speciosa
    Photo of slender bush clover flowers

    Slender Bush Clover

    Lespedeza virginica
    spotted knapweed

    Spotted Knapweed

    Centaurea stoebe
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    Invasive

    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 water smartweed plant and flower cluster

    Water Smartweed

    Persicaria amphibia (formerly Polygonum amphibium)
    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)
    Photo of wild potato vine flowers and leaves

    Wild Potato Vine

    Ipomoea pandurata
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    Edible

    Photo of yarrow or common milfoil flower cluster

    Yarrow (Common Milfoil)

    Achillea millefolium