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 weed plant with flowers

    Butterfly Weed

    Asclepias tuberosa
    Photo of a Cabbage White

    Cabbage White

    Pieris rapae
    Callery Pear

    Callery Pear (Bradford Pear)

    Pyrus calleryana
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    Invasive

    Photo of Canada goose swimming

    Canada Goose

    Branta canadensis
    Photo of Canada thistle flowers

    Canada Thistle

    Cirsium arvense
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    Invasive

    Photo of Carolina false dandelion flowerhead.

    Carolina False Dandelion

    Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
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    Edible

    Photo of Carolina larkspur plants with flowers

    Carolina Larkspur (Prairie Larkspur)

    Delphinium carolinianum
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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 other Silphid genera
    Illustration of catbrier leaves, flowers, fruits

    Catbrier

    Smilax bona-nox
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    Edible

    Photo of a cattle egret

    Cattle Egret

    Bubulcus ibis
    No photo available

    Caucasian Bluestem

    Bothriochloa bladhii
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    Invasive

    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
    image of a Checkered White, Twigs

    Checkered White

    Pontia protodice
    Photo of a Chickweed Geometer

    Chickweed Geometer

    Haematopis grataria
    Photo of a chicory plant.

    Chicory

    Cichorium intybus
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    Edible

    magnified chigger

    Chiggers

    Trombicula alfreddugesi and other Trombicula spp. (syn. Eutrombicula)
    Photo of a chimney swift in flight, viewed from below

    Chimney Swift

    Chaetura pelagica
    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

    Photo of a chipping sparrow adult in breeding plumage.

    Chipping Sparrow

    Spizella passerina
    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 three cliff swallow nests attached to the soffit of a building, with a parent attending.

    Cliff Swallow

    Petrechelidon pyrrhonota
    Photo of climbing false buckwheat vines, leaves, and flowers.

    Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat)

    Fallopia scandens (formerly Polygonum scandens)
    image of a Clouded Sulphur on a wildflower

    Clouded Sulphur

    Colias philodice
    photo of a Cloudless Sulphur nectaring on a thistle

    Cloudless Sulphur

    Phoebis sennae
    A photo of a Clover Looper.

    Clover Looper

    Caenurgina crassiuscula
    Illustration of common blackberry leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Common Blackberry

    Rubus allegheniensis
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    Edible

    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

    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of a Common Checkered Skipper
    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
    Photo of common evening primrose, closeup of flowers.

    Common Evening Primrose

    Oenothera biennis
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    Edible

    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

    Illustration of hackberry leaves, stem, fruit.

    Common Hackberry

    Celtis occidentalis
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    Edible

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