Photo of smooth spiderwort flowers being visited by beelike syrphid flies

    Smooth Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohiensis
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    Edible

    Photo of Solomon’s seal flowers and leaves

    Solomon’s Seal

    Polygonatum biflorum
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    Edible

    Photo of southern blue flag iris plants with flowers

    Southern Blue Flag (Virginia Iris)

    Iris virginica
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    Poisonous

    Photo of southern wild senna showing a flower cluster and a few leaflets.

    Southern Wild Senna

    Senna marilandica (formerly Cassia marilandica)
    Photo of spiked lobelia flower stalk.

    Spiked Lobelia

    Lobelia spicata
    spotted knapweed

    Spotted Knapweed

    Centaurea stoebe
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    Invasive

    Photo of spring cress flower clusters

    Spring Cress (Bitter Cress)

    Cardamine bulbosa
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    Edible

    Photo of starry rosinweed flowerheads on a black background

    Starry Rosinweed

    Silphium asteriscus
    Photo of woolly sweet cicely flower clusters

    Sweet Cicely (Anise Root)

    Osmorhiza claytonii and O. longistylis
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    Edible

    Photo of tall fescue plants

    Tall Fescue

    Festuca arundinacea
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    Invasive

    Photo of tall thistle plants with flowers

    Tall Thistle

    Cirsium altissimum
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    Edible

    Photo of tick trefoil plant with flowers

    Tick Trefoils (Sticktights; Beggar’s Lice)

    Desmodium spp. (17 species in Missouri)
    Photo of tickseed coreopsis flowerhead

    Tickseed Coreopsis

    Coreopsis lanceolata
    White upland aster goldenrod inflorescence in a prairie

    Upland White Goldenrod

    Solidago ptermicoides (formerly Aster ptarmicoides)
    Photo of viper’s bugloss, closeup of flower

    Viper's Bugloss

    Echium vulgare
    Photo of water milfoil plants along the shore of a pond

    Water Milfoils

    Myriophyllum spp.
    Photo of water primrose plant showing typical roots, leaves, stems, and a flower

    Water Primrose

    Ludwigia peploides
    Photo of water smartweed plant and flower cluster

    Water Smartweed

    Persicaria amphibia (formerly Polygonum amphibium)
    Photo of watercress flowers

    Watercress

    Nasturtium officinale (syn. Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)
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    Edible

    Photo of a western prairie fringed orchid plant with flowers

    Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

    Platanthera praeclara
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    Endangered

    Photo of western wallflower

    Western Wallflower

    Erysimum capitatum
    Photo of white sweet clover flower cluster showing stalk and flowers.

    White and Yellow Sweet Clovers

    Melilotus albus and M. officinale
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    Invasive

    Photo of white avens flower and upper stem leaves.
    Photo of white baneberry berries

    White Baneberry (Doll’s Eyes)

    Actaea pachypoda
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    Poisonous

    Photo of white crownbeard plant with flowers

    White Crownbeard

    Verbesina virginica
    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)
    Photo of white wild indigo plant with flowering stalk amid prairie grasses

    White Wild Indigo

    Baptisia alba (formerly B. leucantha)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wild comfrey showing flower cluster

    Wild Comfrey

    Cynoglossum virginianum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of wild potato vine flowers and leaves

    Wild Potato Vine

    Ipomoea pandurata
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    Edible

    Photo of winged loosestrife plants and flowers

    Winged Loosestrife

    Lythrum alatum
    Photo of wood betony plants with flowers

    Wood Betony (Common Lousewort)

    Pedicularis canadensis
    Photo of wood nettle leaves at top of plant.

    Wood Nettle (Stinging Nettle)

    Laportea canadensis
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    Edible

    Photo of wood spurge flowers.

    Wood Spurge

    Euphorbia commutata
    Photo of woollen breeches flower cluster

    Woollen Breeches (Great Waterleaf)

    Hydrophyllum appendiculatum
    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 two yellow coneflower flowerheads

    Yellow Coneflower

    Echinacea paradoxa
    Photo of yellow crownbeard flowerhead.

    Yellow Crownbeard

    Verbesina helianthoides
    Photo of two small yellow lady’s slipper flowers

    Yellow Lady’s Slipper

    Cypripedium calceolus
    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 violet plant with flower

    Yellow Violet

    Viola pubescens (formerly V. pensylvanica)
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    Edible

    Photo of yellow wood sorrel plant showing flowers and leaves.

    Yellow Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis stricta
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    Edible

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