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Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.

Crown Vetch

Securigera varia (formerly Coronilla varia)
When you drive through Missouri in the summer, you’re almost guaranteed to see the pink flower clusters of crown vetch, whose masses of green foliage coat the right-of-ways along highways. This weedy plant stabilizes the dirt after road construction but degrades our natural ecosystems.

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Photo of crown vetch plants with flowers

Crown Vetch

When you drive through Missouri in the summer, you’re almost guaranteed to see the pink flower clusters of crown vetch, whose masses of green foliage coat the right-of-ways along highways. This weedy plant stabilizes the dirt after road construction but degrades our natural ecosystems.

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Crown Vetch

Crown vetch prefers open, sunny areas. It occurs along roadsides and other rights-of-way, in open fields, and on gravel bars along streams. It is found most easily when it is blooming, when its profuse pinkish blossoms are conspicuous.

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Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.

Crown Vetch (Flowers)

Crown vetch blooms May through August. Its flowers are pinkish to white and are in crown-shaped clusters. Each individual flower is shaped like a typical pea flower.

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Elm-Leaved Goldenrod

Elm-leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia) is one of many species of goldenrods in Missouri. It usually produces rather open flower clusters, with the lower branches widely spaced, long, and arching. It is scattered throughout Missouri in a variety of habitats, but it is a characteristic species of dry bluffs.

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columbine plants

Flora and Folklore

With names that describe healing properties, point to common uses, or tell fanciful stories, Missouri wildflowers bloom with a rich heritage.

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Ghost Flowers

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Watch for this ghostly wildflower in the fall.

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Ghost in the Woods

You could say this is a stretch, but it is Halloween and a perfect time to mention one of Missouri’s spooky little plants.

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Photo of girls walking by wildflowers on hike.

Girls Walk by Wildflowers on Hike

Photo of girls walking by wildflowers on hike.

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