descriptions of the flowering and
non-flowering plants of Missouri, USA
Plants are categorized by
flower color and/or leaf characteristics.
If you wish to skip the
thumbnails and jump directly to
a certain plant, go to the list of all
the plants on this site.
~1230 plants to date.
If you do not understand
the meaning of a word, check out the glossary.
Throughout this page you
will see numerous references to Steyermark. These are referring to the original
masterwork of Missouri plants - "Flora of Missouri"
by Julian Steyermark, published by Iowa State University Press, November
1963, with some reprintings. The book is no longer in print and can be hard
to find for sale. Fortunately, it has been updated by Dr. George Yatskievych of
the Missouri Botanical Garden, with support from the Missouri Department of
Conservation. Yatskievych's revised Flora of Missouri (three volumes)
is now available from the Missouri
Botanical Garden Press and elsewhere. This set is a must-have for anyone
with a serious interest in Missouri flora, and has also been used extensively
as the primary reference work during construction and maintenance of these web pages.
White flowers, Leaves opposite or
White flowers, Leaves alternate
Pink flowers, Leaves opposite or
Pink flowers, Leaves alternate
Red flowers, Leaves opposite or
Red flowers, Leaves alternate
Blue or Purple
Leaves opposite or whorled
Blue or Purple flowers, Leaves alternate
Yellow flowers, Leaves opposite or whorled
Yellow flowers, Leaves alternate
Greenish flowers, Leaves opposite or
Greenish flowers, Leaves alternate
Flowers of other colors
No flowers, plants reproducing by
Sedges and Rushes
Flowers in catkins
List of all plants in alphabetical order
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