Forbs/Broadleaves

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Forb characteristics:

  • showy flowers

  • broad leaves

  • feather-like or netted leaf veins

  • non-woody stems

  • taproots

Mexican Hat

Ratibida columnifera

Annual Buckwheat

Eriogonum annuum

Annual Sunflower

Helianthus annuus

Antelopehorn Milkweed

Asclepias viridis

Ashy Sunflower

Helianthus mollis

Basketflower

Centaurea americana

Bitter Sneezeweed

Helenium amarum

Blackeyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Blacksamson

Echinacea angustifolia

Carolina Horsenettle

Solanum carolinense

Cocklebur seedlings

Xanthium strumarium

Common Broomweed

Gutierrezia dracunculoides

Compass Plant

Silphium laciniatum

Croton

Croton spp.

Daisy Fleabane

Erigeron strigosus

Dotted Gayfeather

(Blazing Star)

Liatris punctata

Giant Ragweed

Ambrosia trifida

Goat's Beard

Tragopogon pratensis

Halfshrub Sundrop

Calyophus serrulatus

Heath Aster

Aster ericoides

Horseweed (Marestail)

Conyza canadensis

Indian Paintbrush

Castilleja indivisa

Lanceleaf Ragweed 

Ambrosia bidentata

Maximilian Sunflower

Helianthus maximiliani

Mexican Hat

Ratibida columnifera

Mullien

Verbascum thapsus

Musk Thistle

Carduus nutans

Pepperweed

Lepidium virginicum

Pitcher Sage

Salvia azurea

Poison Hemlock

Conium maculatum

Prairie Phlox

Phlox pilosa

Prairie Penstemon

Penstemon cobea

Prickly Pear

Opuntia macrorhiza

Purple Passionflower

Passiflora incarnata

Sagewort

Artemisia ludoviciana

Silverleaf Nightshade

Solanum elaeagnifolium

Snow-on-the-Mountain

Euphorbia marginata

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Potentilla recta

Sumpweed

Iva annua

Wavyleaf Thistle

Cirsium undulatum

Wax Goldenweed

Haplopappus ciliatus

Winecup

Callirhoe digitata

Western Ironweed

Veronia baldwinii

Western Ragweed

Ambrosia psilostachya

White Snakeroot

Eupatorium rugosum

Wood Sorrel

Oxalis spp.

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium