Photo of blue-eyed grass flower closeup

    Blue-Eyed Grass

    Sisyrinchium campestre
    Photo of blue-eyed Mary flowers

    Blue-Eyed Mary

    Collinsia verna
    Blue-winged scoliid wasp taking nectar on English ivy flowers

    Blue-Winged Wasp

    Scolia dubia
    Photo of bluebells, or Virginia cowslip, plants with flowers

    Bluebells (Virginia Cowslip)

    Mertensia virginica
    Photo of bobcat

    Bobcat

    Lynx rufus
    Photo of a bold jumping spider.

    Bold Jumper

    Phidippus audax
    Illustration of box elder leaves and fruits.

    Box Elder

    Acer negundo
    Photo of a bracken fern leaf against a background of forest-floor leaf litter

    Bracken

    Pteridium aquilinum
    Photo of Bradbury beebalm plant with pale flowers

    Bradbury Beebalm

    Monarda bradburiana (sometimes M. russeliana)
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    Edible

    Illustration of bristly greenbrier leaves, flowers, fruit

    Bristly Greenbrier

    Smilax hispida (syn. S. tamnoides var. hispida)
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    Edible

    Photo of a broad beech fern

    Broad Beech Fern

    Phegopteris hexagonoptera
    Photo of a broad-winged hawk perched on a branch in the sunshine.

    Broad-Winged Hawk

    Buteo platypterus
    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)
    Photograph of a Brown Creeper

    Brown Creeper

    Certhia americana
    Closeup of brown recluse spider on floor.

    Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)

    Loxosceles reclusa
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    Venomous

    Photo of a brown thrasher perched amid tree branches.

    Brown Thrasher

    Toxostoma rufum
    Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.

    Brown-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia triloba
    Photo of male brown-headed cowbird

    Brown-Headed Cowbird

    Molothrus ater
    Illustration of buckbrush leaves, flowers, fruits

    Buckbrush (Coralberry)

    Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
    Photo of a bull thistle flowerhead.

    Bull Thistle

    Cirsium vulgare
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    Edible

    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Illustration of bur oak leaf.

    Bur Oak (Burr Oak)

    Quercus macrocarpa
    Illustration of bush honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Bush Honeysuckles

    Lonicera maackii (Amur) and Lonicera x bella (bella)
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    Invasive

    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of butterfly pea plant with flowers

    Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria mariana
    Photo of butterfly weed plant with flowers

    Butterfly Weed

    Asclepias tuberosa
    Illustration of butternut compound leaf and nuts.

    Butternut

    Juglans cinerea
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    Edible

    Photo of a Cabbage White

    Cabbage White

    Pieris rapae
    Callery Pear

    Callery Pear (Bradford Pear)

    Pyrus calleryana
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    Invasive

    Camel cricket (cave cricket)

    Camel Crickets (Cave Crickets)

    About 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of cardinal flower plants in flower

    Cardinal Flower

    Lobelia cardinalis
    Illustration of Carolina moonseed leaves, flowers, fruits

    Carolina Moonseed

    Cocculus carolinus
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a Carolina wren perched near a bird feeder.

    Carolina Wren

    Thryothorus ludovicianus
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and others
    Illustration of catbrier leaves, flowers, fruits

    Catbrier

    Smilax bona-nox
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    Edible

    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    Photo of a cedar waxwing perched on a branch.

    Cedar Waxwing

    Bombycilla cedrorum
    Photo of celandine poppy plant and flowers

    Celandine Poppy (Wood Poppy)

    Stylophorum diphyllum
    Photo of a Celery Looper taking nectar from a flower

    Celery Looper

    Anagrapha falcifera
    Photo of a male cerulean warbler held in a hand

    Cerulean Warbler

    Setophaga cerulea (formerly Dendroica cerulea)
    Illustration of cherrybark oak leaf.

    Cherrybark Oak

    Quercus pagoda
    Photo of a Chickweed Geometer

    Chickweed Geometer

    Haematopis grataria
    magnified chigger

    Chiggers

    Trombicula alfreddugesi and other Trombicula spp. (syn. Eutrombicula)
    Chinese mantis

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera sinensis (formerly T. aridifolia)
    Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

    Chinese Yam

    Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
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    Invasive

    Illustration of chinkapin oak leaf.

    Chinkapin Oak (Chinquapin Oak)

    Quercus muehlenbergii
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    Edible

    Photo of a chipping sparrow adult in breeding plumage.

    Chipping Sparrow

    Spizella passerina
    Photo of Christmas fern leaves lying against fallen oak leaves

    Christmas Fern

    Polystichum acrostichoides
    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Citrus Flatid Planthopper

    Metcalfa pruinosa
    Photo of clasping Venus' looking glass, a blue wildflower

    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)

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