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Crown Vetch

Photo of crown vetch showing flowers and leaves.
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. More

Crown Vetch

Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.
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. More

Crown Vetch

Photo of crown vetch plants with flowers
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. More

Crown Vetch (Flowers)

Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.
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. More

Elm-Leaved Goldenrod

Photo of elm-leaved goldenrod plant with flowers
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. More

Flora and Folklore

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

Ghost Flowers

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Watch for this ghostly wildflower in the fall. More

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. More
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Girls Walk by Wildflowers on Hike

Photo of girls walking by wildflowers on hike.
Photo of girls walking by wildflowers on hike. More