Content tagged with "spring wildflower"

Bastard Toadflax (False Toadflax)

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Comandra umbellata (formerly C. richardsiana)
Despite its coarse-sounding name, bastard toadflax is one of the hundreds of wildflowers that bejewel our native prairies. A perennial herb with yellowish-green foliage and smooth, upright stems, it grows and flowers under the hottest conditions. More

Bastard Toadflax (False Toadflax)

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The flowers of bastard toadflax are whitish or cream-colored and grow in small, flattened clusters at the tops of stalks. The leaves are narrow, oblong, alternate, stalkless, to 1½ inches long, and yellowish green on both sides. The plant usually only grows to 1 foot high. More

Beebalm (Bradbury Beebalm)

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The flowers of Bradbury beebalm are often white or pale lavender with purple spots. Note the unbranching stems and the sessile (stalkless) leaves. Also called horsemint and wild bergamot, this showy, fragrant plant is a favorite of native plant gardeners. More

Beebalm (Bradbury Beebalm)

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Bradbury beebalm is a clump-forming perennial with square, unbranched stems. All parts of the plant have a pleasant aroma. Flowers normally in 1 terminal cluster, subtended by many small leaves that frequently are rose-purple. The flowers themselves vary from white to lavender to pinkish. More

Beebalm (Bradbury Beebalm)

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Monarda bradburiana (sometimes called M. russeliana)
Also called horsemint and wild bergamot, beebalm is a showy, fragrant plant that is a favorite of native plant gardeners. It’s also a favorite of Missouri’s butterflies! More

Bellwort (Large Bellwort)

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A common spring wildflower found in forests nearly statewide, bellwort has bell-shaped flowers that droop downward. The yellow petals sometimes look twisted, almost wilted. More

Bellwort (Large Bellwort)

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Uvularia grandiflora
A common spring wildflower found in forests nearly statewide, bellwort has bell-shaped flowers that droop downward. The yellow petals sometimes look twisted, almost wilted. More

Bird's-Foot Violet (Lavender Form)

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Bird’s-foot violet, named for its deeply lobed leaves, has two color phases: either all 5 petals are pale lilac or lavender, as pictured here, or the upper 2 petals are deep, velvety purple with the 3 lower petals pale lilac to lavender. The center of the united stamens is always deep orange. This wildflower blooms April-June. More

Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

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The flowers of bird's-foot trefoil grow in umbels, at the tips of the stalks, and have the typical configuration of pea flowers. This plant blooms May–September. More

Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

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Bird’s-foot trefoil forms low patches of bright yellow flowers along roadsides, having been planted to stabilize soil after road construction. Up close, it clearly has pea flowers. The leaves are trifoliate, with two leafy stipules at the base of each. More