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A bloodroot flower unfurls in late March. More

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The small flowers of purple prairie clover bloom in woodlands, glades and prairies. More

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A pale purple coneflower rises out of the remnants of a glade at Little Lost Creek Conservation Area as a Conservation Department forester cuts a cedar tree in the background. More

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Pale corydalis or yellow fumewort is an attractive but often overlooked woodland wildflower. More

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Yellow lady-slipper orchids, the most common of Missouri's lady-slippers, grow on acid soils of east- and north-facing slopes in ungrazed forest through most of the state. More

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Two distinct color forms of Indian Paintbrush grow side-by-side on a small glade at Indian Trail Conservation Area near Salem in Dent County. More

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This patch of bigflower coreopsis (Coreopsis grandiflora) thrives on the Conservation Department's Niawathe Prairie near Lockwood in southwestern Missouri. More

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In springtime, the prairies of Missouri explode with reds, oranges and yellows as Indian paintbrush blooms. More

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So tiny that you can scarcely see it poking up from the forest floor, the harbinger of spring begins the wildflower season as early as late January. More

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Colorful wildflowers bloom on Missouri’s prairies in June, attracting bugs, birds and photographers. Here, a ladybug crawls on a blackeyed Susan. More