Illustration of pin oak leaf.

    Pin Oak

    Quercus palustris
    Citrus flatid planthopper on twig

    Planthoppers

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

    Plume Moths

    Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    Illustration of poison ivy leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Poison Ivy

    Toxicodendron radicans
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    Poisonous

    Photo of pokeweed plant with dangling stalks of ripe and unripe berries.

    Pokeweed

    Phytolacca americana
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a Polyphemus Moth

    Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus
    Illustration of post oak leaf.

    Post Oak

    Quercus stellata
    Photo of prairie alum root flower stalk with flowers

    Prairie Alum Root

    Heuchera richardsonii
    Photo of dense stand of prairie blazing star or gayfeather at Pawnee Prairie

    Prairie Blazing Star (Gayfeather)

    Liatris pycnostachya
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    Edible

    Illustration of prairie crab apple leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Prairie Crab Apple

    Malus ioensis
    Photo of a prairie dock flowerhead

    Prairie Dock (Prairie Rosinweed)

    Silphium terebinthinaceum
    Photo of prairie parsley flower cluster.

    Prairie Parsley

    Polytaenia nuttallii
    Photo of a prairie warbler perched on a red cedar sprig

    Prairie Warbler

    Setophaga discolor (formerly Dendroica discolor)
    image of a White-Headed Prominent moth

    Prominent Moths

    About 50 species recorded from Missouri
    Photo of a prothonotary warbler perched on a small branch.

    Prothonotary Warbler

    Protonotaria citrea
    Image of a deceased pseudoscorpion on a US dime

    Pseudoscorpions

    Various species in the order Pseudoscorpionida
    Photo of purple cliff brake growing from a rock crevice, with a hand propping up one of the fronds

    Purple Cliff Brake

    Pellaea atropurpurea
    Photograph of a male Purple Finch

    Purple Finch

    Haemorhous purpureus
    Photo of purple loosestrife flowering stalks showing purple flowers

    Purple Loosestrife

    Lythrum salicaria
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of purple milkweed flower cluster

    Purple Milkweed

    Asclepias purpurascens
    Photo of purple prairie clover, closeup of flowerhead

    Purple Prairie Clover

    Dalea purpurea (formerly Petalostemon purpureum)
    Photo of purple-headed sneezeweed flowerhead showing round, purplish disk.

    Purple-Headed Sneezeweed

    Helenium flexuosum
    Photo of a male redlegged purseweb spider walking on limestone gravel

    Purseweb Spiders

    Sphodros spp.
    Photo of pussytoes showing fuzzy white flowering heads

    Pussytoes (Indian Tobacco)

    Antennaria parlinii
    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

    More than 680 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Queen Anne's lace flower cluster, seen from the top
    Photo of a Question Mark

    Question Mark

    Polygonia interrogationis
    Raccoon in tree

    Raccoon

    Procyon lotor
    Illustration of raccoon grape leaves, flowers, fruit

    Raccoon Grape

    Ampelopsis cordata
    Photo of a red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    Illustration of red buckeye leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Red Buckeye

    Aesculus pavia
     photo of a red fox

    Red Fox

    Vulpes vulpes
    Illustration of red maple leaves and fruits.

    Red Maple

    Acer rubrum
    Illustration of red mulberry leaves and fruits.

    Red Mulberry

    Morus rubra
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    Edible

    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    Photograph of a male red-bellied woodpecker

    Red-Bellied Woodpecker

    Melanerpes carolinus
    Photo of a Red-Fringed Emerald

    Red-Fringed Emerald

    Nemoria bistriaria
    Photograph of a red-headed woodpecker at a bird feeder

    Red-Headed Woodpecker

    Melanerpes erythrocephalus
    Image of a red-legged grasshopper.

    Red-Legged Grasshopper

    Melanoplus femurrubrum
    Photo of a red-shouldered hawk perched on a tree branch.

    Red-Shouldered Hawk

    Buteo lineatus
    Photo of a Red-Spotted Purple with wings closed, showing ventral side of wings

    Red-Spotted Purple

    Limenitis arthemis
    Photo of a red-tailed hawk perched

    Red-Tailed Hawk

    Buteo jamaicensis
    Photo of a male red-winged blackbird singing

    Red-Winged Blackbird

    Agelaius phoeniceus
    Photo of several reed canary grass plants with flowering heads

    Reed Canary Grass

    Phalaris arundinacea
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    Invasive

    Photo of a regal fritillary, perched on a flower, wings folded

    Regal Fritillary

    Speyeria idalia

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