Photo of smooth cliff brake showing leaves and leaflets

    Smooth Cliff Brake

    Pellaea glabella
    Photo of smooth spiderwort flowers being visited by beelike syrphid flies

    Smooth Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohiensis
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    Edible

    Photo of soapwort plants and flowers

    Soapwort (Bouncing Bet)

    Saponaria officinalis
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    Poisonous

    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 a spatterdock flower held against a leaf

    Spatterdock (Yellow Pond Lily)

    Nuphar advena (formerly N. lutea)
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    Edible

    Photo of spiked lobelia flower stalk.

    Spiked Lobelia

    Lobelia spicata
    spotted knapweed

    Spotted Knapweed

    Centaurea stoebe
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    Invasive

    Photo of spring beauty plants and flowers

    Spring Beauty

    Claytonia virginica
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    Edible

    Photo of spring cress flower clusters

    Spring Cress (Bitter Cress)

    Cardamine bulbosa
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    Edible

    Photo of star of Bethlehem cluster of plants with flowers

    Star of Bethlehem

    Ornithogalum umbellatum
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a starry campion flower
    Photo of starry rosinweed flowerheads on a black background

    Starry Rosinweed

    Silphium asteriscus
    Photo of swamp milkweed, three plants with flower clusters.

    Swamp Milkweed

    Asclepias incarnata
    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 a tall thoroughwort plant in bloom.
    Photo of cut-leaved teasel showing flowerhead and joined, cuplike leaves.

    Teasels

    Dipsacus fullonum and D. laciniatus
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    Invasive

    Photo of thimbleweed plant

    Thimbleweed (Tall Anemone)

    Anemone virginiana
    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
    Photo of toothwort plant with flowers

    Toothwort

    Cardamine concatenata (formerly Dentaria laciniata)
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    Edible

    White upland aster goldenrod inflorescence in a prairie

    Upland White Goldenrod

    Solidago ptermicoides (formerly Aster ptarmicoides)
    Photo of violet wood sorrel plant with flowers

    Violet Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis violacea
    Photo of viper’s bugloss, closeup of flower

    Viper's Bugloss

    Echium vulgare
    Photo of wake robin, or trillium, plant with leaves and flower

    Wake Robin (Trillium)

    Trillium sessile
    Photo of walking fern plants growing on a moss-covered boulder

    Walking Fern

    Asplenium rhizophyllum (syn. Camptosorus rhyzophyllus)
    Photo of water lily pads and flowers on a pond

    Water Lilies

    Nymphaea spp.
    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 shield showing leaves and a flower

    Water Shield

    Brasenia schreberi
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    Edible

    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 anemone

    White Anemone (Windflower)

    Anemone canadensis
    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 dogtooth violet colony

    White Dogtooth Violet

    Erythronium albidum

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