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Field guides are a valuable tool for learning to identify plants. I've included links to purchase my favorite Kansas guides to wildflowers, weeds, trees, and grasses.

Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds

Get this comprehensive book to all common wildflowers and weedy plants in the state.

 

Kansas Wildflower & Grasses

This is a great reference book for both wildflower and grasses of Kansas.

 

Kansas Trees & Shrubs

Use this reference book to learn our woody plants like trees and shrubs.

Kansas Grasses

If you want to learn to identify our grasses this is the book to have.

 

Kansas Weeds

Good book to use when trying to identify weedy plants.

Kansas Biennials

Plant Search

Plant Search Results (Records 28)

Scientific Name Common Name Common Family Plant Type Plant Height Flower Color Plant Origin Image
Arctium minus Common Burdock Aster Herb 3.0 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 0
Barbarea vulgaris Bitter Wintercress Mustard Herb 2.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 2
Boechera canadensis Canadian Rockcress Mustard Herb 3.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 4
Carduus nutans Musk Thistle Aster Herb 6.0 feet Violet/ U.S. Introduction 4
Cicuta maculata Water Hemlock Parsley Herb 6.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 10
Cirsium altissimum Tall Thistle Aster Herb 6.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 6
Cirsium undulatum Wavyleaf Thistle Aster Herb 6.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 5
Cirsium vulgare Bull Thistle Aster Herb 3.0 feet Violet/ U.S. Introduction 7
Conium maculatum Poison Hemlock Parsley Herb 6.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 4
Daucus carota Wild Carrot Parsley Herb 2.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 6
Dipsacus fullonum Fuller's Teasel Teasel Herb 6.0 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 3
Dipsacus laciniatus Cut Leaf Teasel Teasel Herb 6.0 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 12
Hackelia virginiana Stickseed Borage Herb 3.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 1
Hesperis matronalis Dames Rocket Mustard Herb 4.0 feet Violet/ U.S. Introduction 5
Hymenopappus scabiosaeus Old Plainsman Aster Herb 3.5 feet White/ Kansas Native 3
Lactuca ludoviciana Western Wild Lettuce Aster Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 12
Melilotus albus White Sweet Clover Bean Herb 4.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 4
Melilotus officinalis Yellow Sweet Clover Bean Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 5
Oenothera biennis Common Evening Primrose Evening Primrose Herb 5.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 0
Oenothera villosa Hairy Evening Primrose Evening Primrose Herb 5.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 1
Pastinaca sativa wild parsnip Parsley Herb 6.0 feet Yellow/Green U.S. Introduction 4
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus Carolina False Dandelion Aster Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 0
Ranunculus abortivus Littleleaf Buttercup Buttercup Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 1
Sanicula canadensis Canadian Sanicle Parsley Herb 3.0 feet Yellow/Green Kansas Native 1
Stenosiphon linifolius Stenosiphon Evening Primrose Herb 6.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 1
Tragopogon dubius Goat's Beard Aster Herb 3.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 2
Verbascum blattaria Moth Mullein Figwort Herb 3.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 6
Verbascum thapsus Common Mullein Figwort Herb 6.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 3

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