Illustration of bald cypress leaves and cones.

    Bald Cypress

    Taxodium distichum
    Photo of bald eagle soaring

    Bald Eagle

    Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    image of Bald-faced Hornet on Goldenrod

    Bald-Faced Hornet

    Dolichovespula maculata
    Baltimore checkerspot, perched, with wings folded

    Baltimore Checkerspot

    Euphydryas phaeton
    Photo of male Baltimore oriole perched on branch

    Baltimore Oriole

    Icterus galbula
    Banded longhorn beetle on a wild rose

    Banded Longhorn

    Typocerus velutinus
    Photo of a Banded Tiger Moth

    Banded Tiger Moth

    Apantesis vittata
    Image of barn owl face.

    Barn Owl

    Tyto alba
    Photo of a spotted orbweaver or barn spider, Neoscona crucifera, with black background

    Barn Spider

    Neoscona crucifera
    Image of barred owl

    Barred Owl

    Strix varia
    Photo of bastard toadflax plant with flowers

    Bastard Toadflax

    Comandra umbellata (formerly C. richardsiana)
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    Edible

    Bats

    About 14 species in Missouri
    Photo of a bay-breasted warbler

    Bay-Breasted Warbler

    Setophaga castanea (formerly Dendroica castanea)
    Photo of beaked hawkweed flowers.

    Beaked Hawkweed

    Hieracium gronovii
    Photo of a beautiful wood-nymph
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    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 a Bell's vireo perched on a small branch.

    Bell’s Vireo

    Vireo bellii
    Photo of prairie showing big bluestem leaves and flowering stalks

    Big Bluestem

    Andropogon gerardii
    Bird's-Foot Violet

    Bird's-Foot Violet

    Viola pedata
    Illustration of bitternut hickory leaves and nuts.

    Bitternut Hickory

    Carya cordiformis
    Illustration of black cherry leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Black Cherry

    Prunus serotina
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    Edible

    image of Black Giant Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk
    Illustration of black gum flowers and fruits.

    Black Gum

    Nyssa sylvatica
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    Edible

    Illustration of black haw leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Black Haw

    Viburnum prunifolium
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    Edible

    Illustration of black hickory compound leaf and fruit.

    Black Hickory

    Carya texana
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    Edible

    Illustration of black locust leaves and flowers.

    Black Locust

    Robinia pseudoacacia
    Illustration of black oak leaf.

    Black Oak

    Quercus velutina
    Photo of two black vultures standing on the ground

    Black Vulture

    Coragyps atratus
    Illustration of black walnut compound leaf and nuts.

    Black Walnut

    Juglans nigra
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    Edible

    Image of a black widow

    Black Widow Spiders

    Latrodectus mactans and L. variolus
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    Venomous

    Photo of a male black-and-white warbler perched on a branch.
    Photo of a Black-and-Yellow Lichen Moth
    Image of a Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

    Black-Bordered Lemon Moth

    Marimatha nigrofimbria
    Black-capped chickadee image showing characters for identification.

    Black-Capped Chickadee and Carolina Chickadee

    Poecile atricapillus and P. carolinensis
    Photo of a black-crowned night-heron walking in shallow water.

    Black-Crowned Night-Heron

    Nycticorax nycticorax
    Photo of several black-eyed Susan flowers.

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia hirta
    Photo of blackberry lily showing open and spent flowers and developing fruits.

    Blackberry Lily

    Iris domestica (formerly Belamcanda chinensis)
    Illustration of blackjack oak leaf.

    Blackjack Oak

    Quercus marilandica
    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Blister Beetles

    More than 400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of bloodroot plant with flower

    Bloodroot

    Sanguinaria canadensis
    image of greenbottle fly on carcass

    Blow Flies (Bottle Flies)

    About 84 species in North America.
    Photo of blue false indigo flowering stalk

    Blue False Indigo

    Baptisia australis
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    Poisonous

    Photo of blue jay perched on branch

    Blue Jay

    Cyanocitta cristata
    Blue orchard bee resting on a dirt surface

    Blue Orchard Bee

    Osmia lignaria
    Photo of blue vervain flower clusters in a prairie

    Blue Vervain

    Verbena hastata

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