Missouri Evening Primrose
Dominant, sprawling plant of glades
Spiderwort (also called Wild crocus)
Indian Pink - Cape Giradeau Nature Center
June - September
The fruit was important food source for Native Americans, who dug up the starchy roots with their feet. Waterfowl eat the seeds and large colonies are important nurseries for fish as well as shelter for ducks.
Prairie Blazing Star
New Jersey Tea
Lotus can cover large areas.
Beard-tongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Vioet wood sorrel
mullein - latin for "cockroach" - supposedly discourages the insect. To some, the flower resembles a moth. Another explanation of the common name is that the flowers attract moths.