Photo of garlic mustard plant with flowers

    Garlic Mustard

    Alliaria petiolata
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    Edible

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    Invasive

    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Photo of a giant ragweed plant.

    Giant Ragweed

    Ambrosia trifida
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
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    Venomous

    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Giant Swallowtail, Wings Spread

    Giant Swallowtail

    Papilio cresphontes
    Photo of glade coneflower flowerhead showing yellow pollen

    Glade Coneflower

    Echinacea simulata
    Goatweed leafwing perched on a tree trunk with wings closed

    Goatweed Leafwing

    Anaea andria
    Photo of goat's rue showing flower cluster

    Goat’s Rue (Hoary Pea)

    Tephrosia virginiana
    Photo of two golden aster flowerheads plus a few leaves.

    Golden Aster (Camphorweed)

    Heterotheca camporum (syn. Chrysopsis villosa var. camporum)
    Illustration of golden rain tree leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Golden Rain Tree

    Koelreuteria paniculata
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    Invasive

    Photo of a goldenrod crab spider, whitish individual, on native aster flower

    Goldenrod Crab Spider

    Misumena vatia
    Photo of tall goldenrod plant with flowers

    Goldenrods

    Solidago spp. (23 species in Missouri)
    Illustration of grape honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Grape Honeysuckle

    Lonicera reticulata (formerly L. prolifera)
    image of a Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

    Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

    Harrisina americana
    Photo of grass spider poised in funnel of her web

    Grass Spiders

    Agelenopsis spp.
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of a grasshopper sparrow perched on barbwire

    Grasshopper Sparrow

    Ammodramus savannarum
    Photo of a gray catbird on a small branch, showing undertail feathers.

    Gray Catbird

    Dumetella carolinensis
    Gray comma perched on a flower, winged closed

    Gray Comma

    Polygonia progne
    Photo of a gray copper butterfly nectaring on butterfly weed flowers

    Gray Copper (Great Copper)

    Lycaena dione (formerly Gaeides xanthoides dione)
    Photo of a Gray Hairstreak

    Gray Hairstreak

    Strymon melinus
    Collared, grayish-tan wolf in open field

    Gray Wolf

    Canis lupus
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    Endangered

    Photo of several grayhead prairie coneflowers with sky in background

    Gray-Headed Coneflower

    Ratibida pinnata
    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    Photo of a great crested flycatcher, perched

    Great Crested Flycatcher

    Myiarchus crinitus
    Image of a great golden digger wasp.

    Great Golden Digger Wasp

    Sphex ichneumoneus
    Photo of a great horned owl on a tree branch

    Great Horned Owl

    Bubo virginianus
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    Photo of a male great-tailed grackle walking on a lawn

    Great-Tailed Grackle

    Quiscalus mexicanus
    Photo of a greater roadrunner, side view

    Greater Roadrunner

    Geococcyx californianus
    Illustration of green ash leaf.

    Green Ash

    Fraxinus pennsylvanica
    Green June beetle on goldenrod

    Green June Beetle

    Cotinis nitida
    image of Green Lacewing clinging to rock

    Green Lacewings

    About 85 species in North America north of Mexico
    Illustration of greenbrier leaves, flowers, fruits

    Greenbrier

    Smilax glauca
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    Edible

    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Xysticus crab spider, tan individual

    Ground Crab Spiders

    Xysticus spp.
    Photo of ground plum, top of plant, showing flowers and several leaves.

    Ground Plum (Milk Vetch)

    Astragalus crassicarpus (formerly A. mexicanus)
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    Edible

    Photo of a Hackberry Emperor

    Hackberry Emperor

    Asterocampa celtis
    Photo of hairy rose mallow flower

    Hairy Rose Mallow

    Hibiscus lasiocarpos
    Photo of hairy vetch flower clusters and leaves

    Hairy Vetch

    Vicia villosa
    Photo of an immature harris's sparrow

    Harris's Sparrow

    Zonotrichia querula
    Photo of Harvey's buttercup plant with flowers

    Harvey’s Buttercup

    Ranunculus harveyi
    Photo of hawthorn trees blooming on lawn of Missouri state capitol

    Hawthorns

    Various species in the genus Crataegus
    Photo of a heavenly bamboo, nandina, plant growing in the woods.

    Heavenly Bamboo

    Nandina domestica
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    Photo of hedge bindweed flowers

    Hedge Bindweed

    Calystegia sepium (also Convolvulus sepium)
    Photo of hedge parsley flower clusters

    Hedge Parsley

    Torilis arvensis
    Photo of henbit plants with flowers

    Henbit

    Lamium amplexicaule
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    Edible

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