Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines

Illustration of American holly leaves, flowers, fruit.

American Holly

Ilex opaca
Illustration of black locust leaves and flowers.

Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia
Callery Pear

Callery Pear (Bradford Pear)

Pyrus calleryana
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Invasive

Illustration of common blackberry leaves, flowers, fruits.

Common Blackberry

Rubus allegheniensis
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Edible

Illustration of common buckthorn leaves and fruits.

Common Buckthorn

Rhamnus cathartica
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Poisonous

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Invasive

Illustration of dewberry leaves, flowers, fruits.

Dewberry

Rubus flagellaris
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Edible

Photo of hawthorn trees blooming on lawn of Missouri state capitol

Hawthorns

Various species in the genus Crataegus
Illustration of honey locust leaves, thorns, fruit.

Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos
Illustration of multiflora rose, leaves, flowers, fruits.

Multiflora Rose

Rosa multiflora
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Invasive

Illustration of Osage orange flowers and fruit.

Osage Orange

Maclura pomifera
Illustration of prairie crab apple leaves, flowers, fruits.

Prairie Crab Apple

Malus ioensis
Illustration of Russian olive leaves, flowers, fruits, twigs, thorns.

Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia
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Invasive

Illustration of wild plum leaves, flowers, fruits.

Wild Plum

Prunus americana
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Edible

Wildflowers, Grasses and Other Nonwoody Plants

Photo of buffalo bur flower and leaves.

Buffalo Bur (Kansas Thistle)

Solanum rostratum
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Poisonous

Photo of a bull thistle flowerhead.

Bull Thistle

Cirsium vulgare
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Edible

Photo of Canada thistle flowers

Canada Thistle

Cirsium arvense
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Invasive

Photo of common jimsonweed flower

Common Jimsonweed

Datura stramonium
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Poisonous

Photo of eastern prickly pear plant with flowers

Eastern Prickly Pear

Opuntia humifusa (formerly O. compressa)
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Edible

Photo of horse nettle flowers and leaves

Horse Nettle

Solanum carolinense
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Poisonous

Photo of a musk thistle blooming flower head.

Musk Thistle (Nodding Thistle)

Carduus nutans
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Invasive

Photo of rattlesnake master flower heads side view

Rattlesnake Master

Eryngium yuccifolium
Photo of sensitive brier flowers

Sensitive Briar

Mimosa quadrivalvis (also Schrankia nuttallii)
Photo of tall thistle plants with flowers

Tall Thistle

Cirsium altissimum
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Edible

Photo of cut-leaved teasel showing flowerhead and joined, cuplike leaves.

Teasels

Dipsacus fullonum and D. laciniatus
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Invasive

Photo of soapweed, a type of yucca

Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana