Content tagged with "plants"

blackeyed susan

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

Bleeding Mycena

Photo of cluster of bleeding mycenas, small, capped, reddish mushrooms
The bleeding mycena is a small mushroom with a bell-shaped, reddish brown cap that bleeds dark red when cut. It grows singly to clustered on decaying wood. More


Photo of bloodroot plant with flower
Bloodroot’s pure white petals are even more remarkable given the plant’s bright red sap. This feature, plus the unique leaf shape, make this early spring wildflower easy to identify. More

Bloodroot (Flower)

Photo of a bloodroot flower, closeup of center showing yellow stamens
Bloodroot blooms March–April. The flowers open before or just as the leaves start to unfurl. The flowers have 8–16 white petals of uneven size and length, and many yellow stamens. The flower is about 1¼ inch across. Because the petals are of uneven length, one often finds “square” flowers. Each flower lasts only one or two days. More

Blue Cardinal Flower (Great Lobelia; Blue Lobelia)

Photo of blue cardinal flower flowering stalk
A showy, late-blooming native wildflower that grows along streams, ditches, sloughs, and other wet places, blue lobelia has blue or purple tubular flowers with 2 upper lips and 3 lower lips. More