Image of a rose-breasted grosbeak

    Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

    Pheucticus ludovicianus
    image of a Rosy Maple Moth

    Rosy Maple Moth

    Dryocampa rubicunda
    Illustration of rough-leaved dogwood leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Rough-Leaved Dogwood

    Cornus drummondii
    Illustration of round-leaved catbrier leaves, flowers, fruits

    Round-Leaved Catbrier

    Smilax rotundifolia
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    Edible

    Photo of round-leaved groundsel plant with flower clusters

    Round-Leaved Groundsel (Round-Leaved Ragwort)

    Packera obovata (formerly Senecio obovatus)
    Photo of royal catchfly flowers

    Royal Catchfly

    Silene regia
    Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

    Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

    Archilochus colubris
    Photo of rue anemone plant with flowers

    Rue Anemone

    Thalictrum thalictroides
    Photo of ruffed grouse standing on a log

    Ruffed Grouse

    Bonasa umbellus
    Image of running buffalo clover

    Running Buffalo Clover

    Trifolium stoloniferum
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    Endangered

    Photo of path rush, closeup showing drying fruits.

    Rushes

    Juncus spp. and Luzula spp.
    Rusty Blackbird

    Rusty Blackbird

    Euphagus carolinus
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    Illustration of sassafras leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Sassafras

    Sassafras albidum
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico.
    Illustration of scarlet oak leaf.

    Scarlet Oak

    Quercus coccinea
    Image of a male scarlet tanager

    Scarlet Tanager

    Piranga olivacea
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of self-heal flower head

    Self-Heal (Heal-All)

    Prunella vulgaris
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    Edible

    Photo of sensitive brier flowers

    Sensitive Briar

    Mimosa quadrivalvis (also Schrankia nuttallii)
    Photo of a sensitive fern, vegetative leaf

    Sensitive Fern

    Onoclea sensibilis
    Photo of large group of sericea lespedeza plants

    Sericea Lespedeza

    Lespedeza cuneata
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    Invasive

    Illustration of shagbark hickory leaf and fruits.

    Shagbark Hickory

    Carya ovata
    Photo of a sharp-shinned hawk standing on the ground

    Sharp-Shinned Hawk

    Accipiter striatus
    Illustration of shellbark hickory leaf and fruits.

    Shellbark Hickory

    Carya laciniosa
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    Edible

    Illustration of shingle oak leaf.

    Shingle Oak

    Quercus imbricaria
    Photo of shining blue star flower cluster

    Shining Blue Star

    Amsonia illustris
    Photo of shooting star flowers

    Shooting Star

    Dodecatheon meadia
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    Illustration of shortleaf pine needles, twig, cones.

    Shortleaf Pine

    Pinus echinata
    Photo of showy partridge pea showing flowers, buds, and leaves.

    Showy Partridge Pea

    Chamaecrista fasciculata (formerly Cassia fasciculata)
    Short-tailed shrew pointing its head upward

    Shrews

    Sorex, Blarina, and Cryptotis spp.
    Illustration of shrubby St. John's-wort leves, flowers, fruits.

    Shrubby St. John’s-Wort

    Hypericum prolificum (formerly H. spathulatum)
    Illustration of Shumard oak leaf.

    Shumard Oak

    Quercus shumardii
    Photo of sideoats grama, closeup on floral spikes showing orange anthers.

    Sideoats Grama

    Bouteloua curtipendula
    Photo of a firebrat, a type of silverfish

    Silverfish (Firebrat)

    Lepisma saccharina, Thermobia domestica, and other species
    Photo of a silvery checkerspot, Wings Folded

    Silvery Checkerspot

    Chlosyne nycteis
    Photo of an unidentified grass skipper

    Skippers

    About 275 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of slender bush clover flowers

    Slender Bush Clover

    Lespedeza virginica
    Photo of common gerardia plant with flowers

    Slender False Foxglove

    Agalinis tenuifolia (formerly Gerardia tenuifolia)
    Photo of slender mountain mint flowers

    Slender Mountain Mint

    Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
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    Edible

    Illustration of slippery elm twig and leaves.

    Slippery Elm

    Ulmus rubra
    Photo of a monkey slug caterpillar on an oak leaf

    Slug Caterpillar Moths

    More than 20 species in Missouri
    Photo of smooth spiderwort flowers being visited by beelike syrphid flies

    Smooth Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohiensis
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    Edible

    Illustration of smooth sumac leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Smooth Sumac

    Rhus glabra
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    Edible

    Photo of a Snowberry Clearwing

    Snowberry Clearwing

    Hemaris diffinis
    A reddish centipede crawls over a rock

    Soil Centipedes

    There are many species of soil centipedes in our state.

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