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
    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)
    invasive icon

    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

    Photo of cardinal flower plants in flower

    Cardinal Flower

    Lobelia cardinalis
    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 other Silphid genera
    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)
    Image of Chinese mantis.

    Chinese Mantis

    Tenodera 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
    image of Cicada Killer on Goldenrod

    Cicada Killer Wasp

    Sphecius speciosus
    Photo of clasping Venus' looking glass, a blue wildflower

    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)
    Photo of eyed click beetle on bark

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    Photo of climbing false buckwheat vines, leaves, and flowers.

    Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat)

    Fallopia scandens (formerly Polygonum scandens)
    Photo of climbing milkweed flowers and leaves.

    Climbing Milkweed

    Matelea decipiens
    image of a Clouded Sulphur on a wildflower

    Clouded Sulphur

    Colias philodice
    Photo of columbine flower closeup

    Columbine

    Aquilegia canadensis
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    Poisonous

    Photo of combleaf yellow false foxglove showing flowers and leaves.

    Combleaf Yellow False Foxglove

    Aureolaria pectinata (formerly Gerardia pedicularia)
    Illustration of common alder leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Common Alder

    Alnus serrulata
    Photo of tall thoroughwort plant with flowers

    Common Boneset (Thoroughwort)

    Eupatorium perfoliatum
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Illustration of common buckthorn leaves and fruits.

    Common Buckthorn

    Rhamnus cathartica
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Photo of common cinquefoil plants with flowers

    Common Cinquefoil

    Potentilla simplex
    Photo of common dayflower flower and buds.

    Common Dayflower

    Commelina communis
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    Edible

    Illustration of common elderberry leaves, flowers, fruits

    Common Elderberry

    Sambucus canadensis
    Photograph of a Common Grackle

    Common Grackle

    Quiscalus quiscula
    Photo of common ground cherry flower

    Common Ground Cherry

    Physalis longifolia
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    Edible

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