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Illustration of black haw leaves, flowers, fruit.

Black Haw

Black haw, Viburnum prunifolium.

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Illustration of black hickory compound leaf and fruit.

Black Hickory

Black hickory, Carya texana.

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Illustration of black locust leaves and flowers.

Black Locust

Black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia.

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Photo of black medick, a yellow, cloverlike wildflower, held in a hand

Black Medick

Black medick occurs in fields, lawns, waste places, and along roads and railroads. A native of Eurasia and Africa, it was introduced and has naturalized across much of North America. It is a nutritious but low-yielding legume for grazing animals and is not much planted in our area.

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Photo of black medick closeup of cloverlike yellow flowerhead

Black Medick (Flower)

The small, cloverlike flowering heads and trifoliate leaves of black medick are clues that this plant is in the Fabaceae, the bean or pea family. An introduced, weedy species, it is closely related to alfalfa.

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Photo of black mustard plant growing in cracked pavement

Black Mustard

A native of Eurasia, black mustard is weedy and grows in fields, waste places, roadsides, and other disturbed areas. Until it was recently replaced by another species (brown mustard, which also is naturalized in Missouri) black mustard was the chief source of seed used in making table mustard.

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Photo of black mustard plants on the edge of a field

Black Mustard

Black mustard can grow to 5 feet tall. Next time you breeze past weedy black mustard on the highway or spot it in a fallow field, think of how important this and other mustards are to the world economy – and to your dinner table.

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