Photo of winged loosestrife plants and flowers

    Winged Loosestrife

    Lythrum alatum
    Illustration of winged sumac leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Winged Sumac

    Rhus copallinum
    Illustration of winter grape leaves, flowers, fruit

    Winter Grape

    Vitis cinerea
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    Edible

    Illustration of wintercreeper leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Wintercreeper

    Euonymus fortunei
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    Invasive

    Photo of wolf spider with young

    Wolf Spiders

    Numerous species and genera in our state.
    Photo of wood betony plants with flowers

    Wood Betony (Common Lousewort)

    Pedicularis canadensis
    photo of a wood duck

    Wood Duck

    Aix sponsa
    Photo of wood nettle leaves at top of plant.

    Wood Nettle (Stinging Nettle)

    Laportea canadensis
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    Edible

    Image of a wood thrush

    Wood Thrush

    Hylocichla mustelina
    Illustration of woodbine leaves, flowers, fruit

    Woodbine

    Parthenocissus vitacea (syn. P. inserta)
    Image of woodchuck (groundhog)
    Photo of a Xanthotype geometer moth

    Xanthotype Geometers

    Xanthotype spp.
    Photo of yarrow or common milfoil flower cluster

    Yarrow (Common Milfoil)

    Achillea millefolium
    Photo of yellow bluestem plant

    Yellow Bluestem

    Bothriochloa ischaemum
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    Invasive

    Photo of yellow passionflower flowers.

    Yellow Passion Flower

    Passiflora lutea
    Photo of yellow rocket flower clusters

    Yellow Rocket

    Barbarea vulgaris
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    Edible

    Photo of yellow star grass plant with flowers

    Yellow Star Grass

    Hypoxis hirsuta
    Photo of yellow wood sorrel plant showing flowers and leaves.

    Yellow Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis stricta
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    Edible

    Photo of a yellow-bellied sapsucker perched on a rock

    Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

    Sphyrapicus varius
    Photo of a yellow-breasted chat perched on a small branch

    Yellow-Breasted Chat

    Icteria virens
    Photo of a Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

    Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

    Cisseps fulvicollis
    Photo of an eastern yellowjacket

    Yellowjackets

    Most are in the genus Vespula
    Photo of soapweed, a type of yucca

    Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

    Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana

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