Content tagged with "fall wildflower"

Blue Vervain Plant

Photo of blue vervain plant.
Blue vervain occurs in low, wet places, streamsides, sloughs, lakes, wet prairies, pastures, and woodlands; also wet ledges of bluffs, railroads, roadsides, and waste places. In Missouri, it is most common north of the Missouri River and in our central and western counties, and scattered in the Ozarks. More

Blue Vervain Stem

Photo of blue vervain stem showing attachment of opposite leaves.
The stems of blue vervain are square and the leaves are opposite, on short but distinct petioles, quite variable in shape, rough-hairy, coarsely double-toothed, to 5 inches long. More

Brown-Eyed Susan

Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.
Brown-eyed Susan is a bushy perennial with much-branching stems. It blooms June–November. More

Brown-Eyed Susan

Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.
Rudbeckia triloba
Brown-eyed Susan is a bushy perennial with much-branching stems and plenty of flowerheads. Compared to Missouri’s other Rudbeckia species, its flowerheads are the smallest, growing to only about one inch across. More

Brown-Eyed Susan (Flowers)

Photo of brown-eyed Susan flowers.
The flowerheads of brown-eyed Susan are numerous and are much smaller than other Rudbeckia species, reaching only about 1 inch across. More

Buffalo Bur (Flower and Leaves)

Photo of buffalo bur flower and leaves.
A spiny annual with bright yellow flowers and dandelion-like leaves, buffalo bur is an introduced member of the nightshade family. More

Buffalo Bur (Fruits and Leaf)

Photo of buffalo bur, spiny fruits and leaf.
The burlike prickles on the fruits of buffalo bur cause them to become attached to animal fur. This enables them to be dispersed away from the parent plant. More

Buffalo Bur (Kansas Thistle)

Photo of buffalo bur flower and leaves.
Solanum rostratum
A spiny annual with bright yellow flowers and dandelion-like leaves, buffalo bur is an introduced member of the nightshade family. More

Buffalo Bur (Plant with Flowers and Fruits)

Photo of buffalo bur plant showing flowers and fruits.
Buffalo bur is scattered nearly statewide. It occurs on banks of streams and rivers, disturbed portions of upland prairies, pastures, farmyards, roadsides, and other open, disturbed places. More

Buffalo Bur (Stems)

Photo of buffalo bur stems showing prickly spines.
The feet of livestock (and people!) can be injured by the spiny prickles of buffalo bur. Grazing animals’ mouths can be damaged by the spines, too. More