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Photo of an unknown amanita mushroom with a yellow cap

Amanita (Unknown Species)

Eating only a tiny amount of a poisonous amanita species can be deadly. Experienced mushroom hunters avoid amanitas for this reason. Identification can be difficult. Don't eat any parasol-shaped mushrooms with white gills. Several experienced mushroom hunters asked to identify the one in this picture cannot say for sure what it is.

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Illustration of American basswood leaves, flowers, fruits.

American Basswood (American Linden)

American basswood, Tilia americana.

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Illustration of American beech leaves and nuts.

American Beech

American beech, Fagus grandifolia.

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American blue hearts and prairie hyacinth seeds

American blue hearts and prairie hyacinth seeds

Some prairie plant seed can be collected by machinery. But other seeds such as American blue hearts and prairie hyacinth (right) are so small they must be collected by hand.

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Illustration of American elm leaves.

American Elm

American elm, Ulmus americana.

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Photo of American feverfew plant with flower cluster.

American Feverfew (Wild Quinine)

A common component of high-quality upland prairie, American feverfew, or wild quinine, is a native wildflower that was used to treat fevers or malaria. It's in the composite family.

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