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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 Annuals

Plant Search

Plant Search Results (Records 180)

Scientific Name Common Name Common Family Plant Type Plant Height Flower Color Plant Origin Image
Abutilon theophrasti Velvet-leaf Mallow Herb 6.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 5
Acalypha ostryifolia Rough pod copperleaf Spurge Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 10
Acalypha rhomboidea Virginia Copperleaf Spurge Herb 2.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 6
Acalypha virginica Virginia Copperleaf Spurge Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 5
Agalinis aspera Tall False Foxglove Figwort Herb 2.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 6
Agalinis tenuifolia Slenderleaf False Foxglove Figwort Herb 2.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 2
Alisma triviale Northern Water Plantain Water Plantain Herb 4.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 4
Alliaria petiolata Garlic Mustard Mustard Herb 3.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 5
Amaranthus retroflexus Rough Pigweed Amaranth Herb 4.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 0
Amaranthus tuberculatus Tall Water Hemp Amaranth Herb 10.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 6
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Pale Ragweed Aster Herb 2.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 7
Ambrosia bidentata Lanceleaf Ragweed Aster Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 4
Ambrosia trifida Giant Ragweed Aster Herb 8.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 9
Ammannia coccinea Purple Toothcup Loosestrife Herb 1.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 5
Ammannia robusta Stout Toothcup Loosestrife Herb 2.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 5
Amphiachyris dracunculoides Prairie Broomweed Aster Herb 1.5 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 10
Anagallis arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel Primrose Herb 0.5 feet Blue/ U.S. Introduction 9
Androsace occidentalis Rock Jasmine Primrose Herb 0.5 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 2
Anethum graveolens Dill Parsley Herb 3.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 6
Arenaria serpyllifolia Thymeleaf Sandwort Pink Herb 0.5 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 7
Aster divaricatus Southern Salt Marsh Aster Aster Herb 4.0 feet Lavender/White Kansas Native 4
Bidens bipinnata Spanish Needles Aster Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 2
Bidens cernua Nodding Beggarticks Aster Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 0
Bidens connata Beggarticks Aster Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 0
Bidens frondosa Devil's Beggarticks Aster Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 8
Bidens polylepis Bur Marigold Aster Herb 5.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 5
Boechera shortii Short's Rockcress Mustard Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 0
Buchnera americana Bluehearts Figwort Herb 2.0 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 2
Camelina microcarpa Little Pod False Flax Mustard Herb 3.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 3
Campanula americana American Bellflower Bellflower Herb 4.0 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 4
Cannabis sativa Hemp Hemp Herb 12.0 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 3
Capsella bursa-pastoris Sheperds Purse Mustard Herb 1.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 0
Cardamine parviflora Smallflower Bittercress Mustard Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 0
Cerastium brachypetalum Gray Chickweed Pink Herb 0.5 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 4
Cerastium brachypodum Shortstalk Mouse-ear Chickweed Pink Herb 0.5 feet White/ Kansas Native 3
Cerastium nutans Long Stem Chickweed Pink Herb 0.5 feet White/ Kansas Native 3
Chaerophyllum procumbens Wild Chervil Parsley Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 3
Chaerophyllum tainturieri Southern Chervil Parsley Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 4
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge Pea Bean Herb 3.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 11
Chamaesyce missurica Missouri Mat Spurge Spurge Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 8
Chamaesyce nutans Eyebane Spurge Spurge Herb 1.0 feet White/Green Kansas Native 2
Chamaesyce prostrata Prostrate Spurge Spurge Herb 0.1 feet Green/ Kansas Native 1
Chamaesyce serpens roundleaf mat spurge Spurge Herb 0.1 feet Green/ Kansas Native 0
Chenopodium berlandieri Lamb's Quarter Goosefoot Herb 4.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 0
Chenopodium glaucum Oak Leaf Goosefoot Goosefoot Herb 1.0 feet Green/Red U.S. Introduction 5
Chenopodium simplex Maple Leaf Goosefoot Goosefoot Herb 5.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 6
Commelina communis Asiatic Dayflower Spiderwort Herb 1.0 feet Blue/White U.S. Introduction 7
Conyza canadensis Tall Horseweed Aster Herb 6.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 9
Conyza ramosissima Spreading Horseweed Aster Herb 0.5 feet White/ Kansas Native 5
Corydalis flavula Pale Fumewort Fumitory Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 7
Corydalis micrantha Slender Fumewort Fumitory Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 3
Crotalaria sagittalis Arrowhead Rattlebox Bean Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 0
Croton capitatus Wooly Croton Spurge Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 4
Croton glandulosus Tropic Croton Spurge Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 7
Croton monanthogynus One-seeded Croton Spurge Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 3
Cuphea viscosissima Blue Waxweed Loosestrife Herb 3.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 4
Dalea leporina hare-foot prairie clover Bean Herb 3.0 feet Lavender/ Kansas Native 1
Dasistoma macrophylla Mullein Foxglove Figwort Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 9
Descurainia pinnata Pinnate Tansy Mustard Mustard Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 7
Dianthus armeria Deptford Pink Pink Herb 3.0 feet Red/Pink U.S. Introduction 9
Diodia teres Rough Buttonweed Coffee Herb 1.0 feet Red/ Kansas Native 3
Diplotaxis muralis Annual Wall Rocket Mustard Herb 2.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 4
Draba brachycarpa Shortpod Draba Mustard Herb 0.3 feet White/ Kansas Native 4
Draba cuneifolia Wedgeleaf Draba Mustard Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 3
Draba reptans Carolina Draba Mustard Herb 0.3 feet White/ Kansas Native 0
Dyssodia papposa Fetid Prairie Marigold Aster Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 4
Echinodorus berteroi Upright Burhead Water Plantain Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 6
Eclipta prostrata False Daisy Aster Herb 2.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 5
Elatine triandra three-stamen waterwort Elatine Herb 0.5 feet Green/ Kansas Native 2
Ellisia nyctelea Waterpod Waterleaf Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 10
Erechtites hieracifolius American Burnweed Aster Herb 5.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 9
Erigeron annuus Annual Fleabane Aster Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 6
Erigeron strigosus Daisy Fleabane Aster Herb 2.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 1
Erodium cicutarium Red Stem Stork's Bill Geranium Herb 1.0 feet Pink/ U.S. Introduction 12
Eryngium leavenworthii Leavenworth Eryngo Parsley Herb 2.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 8
Erysimum repandum Bushy Wallflower Mustard Herb 2.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 5
Euphorbia cyathophora Painted Spurge Spurge Herb 2.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 1
Euphorbia dentata Toothed Spurge Spurge Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 5
Euphorbia glyptosperma Ridge seed mat spurge Spurge Herb 0.1 feet Green/ Kansas Native 0
Euphorbia maculata Spotted mat spurge Spurge Herb 0.1 feet Green/ Kansas Native 0
Euphorbia marginata Snow on the Mountain Spurge Herb 3.5 feet White/Green Kansas Native 10
Euphorbia spathulata Warty Spurge Spurge Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 8
Euphorbia stictospora Slim seed mat spurge Spurge Herb 0.1 feet Green/ Kansas Native 0
Galium aparine Stickywilly Coffee Herb 3.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 4
Galium pedemontanum Piedmont Bedstraw Coffee Herb 3.0 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 4
Gaura longiflora Longflower Beeblossom Evening Primrose Herb 5.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 11
Gaura parviflora Smallflower Beeblossom Evening Primrose Herb 5.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 8
Geranium carolinianum Carolina Geranium Geranium Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 5
Geranium pusillum Small Crane's Bill Geranium Herb 1.0 feet Pink/ U.S. Introduction 5
Gnaphalium obtusifolium Sweet Everlasting Aster Herb 3.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 9
Grindelia squarrosa Curly-top Gumweed Aster Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 7
Hedeoma hispida Rough False Pennyroyal Mint Herb 0.3 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 8
Helianthus annuus Annual Sunflower Aster Herb 10.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 6
Heteranthera limosa Blue Mud Plantain Mud Plantain Herb 0.4 feet Blue/Violet Kansas Native 12
Heterotheca subaxillaris Camphorweed Aster Herb 2.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 12
Hibiscus trionum Flower of the Hour Mallow Herb 1.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 8
Holosteum umbellatum Jagged Chickweed Pink Herb 0.5 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 7
Hordeum pusillum Little Barley Grass Herb 0.5 feet Green/ Kansas Native 5
Houstonia pusilla Tiny Bluet Coffee Herb 0.5 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 4
Impatiens capensis Spotted touch-me-not Balsam Herb 4.0 feet Orange/ Kansas Native 0
Impatiens pallida Pale touch-me-not Balsam Herb 5.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 5
Iva annua Sumpweed Aster Herb 6.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 10
Kochia Scoparia Broom Kochia Goosefoot Herb 5.0 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 6
Kummerowia stipulacea Korean Lespedeza Bean Herb 0.5 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 3
Lactuca canadensis Canada Lettuce Aster Herb 7.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 7
Lactuca floridana Florida Lettuce Aster Herb 8.0 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 8
Lactuca saligna Willow Leafed Lettuce Aster Herb 3.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 12
Lactuca serriola Prickly Lettuce Aster Herb 5.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 18
Lamium amplexicaule Henbit Deadnettle Mint Herb 1.0 feet Violet/ U.S. Introduction 6
Lamium purpureum Purple Deadnettle Mint Herb 1.0 feet Violet/ U.S. Introduction 10
Lepidium campestre Field Peppergrass Mustard Herb 2.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 8
Lepidium densiflorum Prairie Pepperweed Mustard Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 5
Lepidium oblongum Veiny Pepperweed Mustard Herb 0.5 feet White/Green Kansas Native 4
Lepidium perfoliatum clasping-leaf pepper-grass Mustard Herb 1.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 11
Leucospora multifida Narrowleaf Paleseed Figwort Herb 0.5 feet White/ Kansas Native 10
Linaria canadensis Canada Toadflax Figwort Herb 2.0 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 0
Lindernia dubia False Pimpernel Figwort Herb 0.5 feet White/Pink Kansas Native 14
Linum sulcatum Yellow Flax Flax Herb 2.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 0
Lithospermum arvense Corn Gromwell Borage Herb 1.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 12
Malvastrum hispidum Rough False Mallow Mallow Herb 2.0 feet Pink/ Kansas Native 6
Matricaria discoidea Pineapple Weed Aster Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 6
Medicago lupulina Black Medic Bean Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 6
Medicago minima Little Medic Bean Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 4
Mollugo verticillata Green Carpet Weed Carpet Weed Herb 0.1 feet White/ Kansas Introduction 8
Monarda citriodora Lemon Beebalm Mint Herb 2.5 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 0
Myosotis verna Forget Me Not Borage Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 0
Parietaria pensylvanica Pennsylvania pellitory Nettle Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 6
Paronychia fastigiata Hairy Forked Nailwort Pink Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 1
Persicaria bicornis Pink Smart Weed Buckwheat Herb 3.0 feet Pink/ Kansas Native 6
Persicaria hydropiper Water Pepper Buckwheat Herb 3.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 0
Persicaria lapathifolia Pale Smartweed Buckwheat Herb 6.0 feet Pink/White Kansas Native 8
Physalis angulata Cut Leaf Ground Cherry Nightshade Herb 2.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 0
Physalis pubescens Downy Ground Cherry Nightshade Herb 2.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 2
Pilea pumila Dwarf Clearweed Nettle Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 3
Plantago aristata Largebracted Plantain Plantain Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 6
Plantago lanceolata English Plantain Plantain Herb 1.0 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 8
Plantago patagonica Wooly Plantain Plantain Herb 0.5 feet Green/ Kansas Native 3
Plantago rhodosperma Red Seed Plantain Plantain Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 0
Plantago virginica Plain-seeded Plantain Plantain Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 6
Polanisia dodecandra Clammy-weed Caper Herb 3.0 feet Pink/White Kansas Native 5
Polygala incarnata Pink Milkwort Milkwort Herb 2.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 0
Polygala sanguinea Blood Milkwort Milkwort Herb 2.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 0
Polygala verticillata Whorled Milkwort Milkwort Herb 0.5 feet White/ Kansas Native 5
Polygonum pensylvanicum Pennsylvania Smartweed Buckwheat Herb 3.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 1
Polygonum ramosissimum Bushy Knotweed Buckwheat Herb 5.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 7
Polygonum tenue Pleatleaf Knotweed Buckwheat Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 4
Portulaca oleracea Common Purslane Purslane Herb 0.5 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 4
Potentilla norvegica Norwegian Cinquefoil Rose Herb 3.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 0
Rorippa palustris Bog Yellowcress Mustard Herb 2.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 5
Rudbeckia hirta Black Eyed Susan Aster Herb 2.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 8
Salvia reflexa Lanceleaf Sage Mint Herb 1.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 8
Sicyos angulatus Bur Cucumber Gourd Herb 10.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 8
Sida spinosa prickly sida Mallow Herb 3.0 feet Cream/ Kansas Native 2
Silene antirrhina Sleepy Campion Pink Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 4
Solanum ptycanthum Black Nightshade Nightshade Herb 1.0 feet White/ Kansas Native 3
Solanum rostratum Buffalobur Nightshade Nightshade Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ Kansas Native 10
Sonchus asper Prickly sow thistle Aster Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 9
Sonchus oleraceus Common sow thistle Aster Herb 4.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 2
Spermolepis inermis Red River Scaleseed Parsley Herb 2.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 1
Stellaria media common chickweed Pink Herb 0.1 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 5
Stellaria pallida pale chickweed Pink Herb 0.1 feet Green/ U.S. Introduction 4
Thlaspi arvense Field Pennycress Mustard Herb 1.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 8
Tomanthera auriculata Earleaf Foxglove Figwort Herb 2.0 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 10
Torilis arvensis Hedge Parsley Parsley Herb 3.0 feet White/ U.S. Introduction 8
Tribulus terrestris Spreading Puncture Vine Caltrop Herb 0.2 feet Yellow/ Kansas Introduction 8
Trichostema brachiatum False Pennyroyal Mint Herb 1.0 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 6
Trifolium campestre Hop Clover Bean Herb 1.0 feet Yellow/ U.S. Introduction 5
Triodanis holzingeri Holzinger's Venus' Looking Gla Bellflower Herb 2.0 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 0
Triodanis leptocarpa Slimpod Venus' Looking Glass Bellflower Herb 2.0 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 6
Triodanis perfoliata Clasping Leaf Venus' Looking G Bellflower Herb 2.0 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 9
Valerianella radiata Beaked Cornsalad Valerian Herb 0.5 feet White/ Kansas Native 9
Verbena bracteata Bigbract Verbena Vervain Herb 0.5 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 7
Veronica arvensis Corn Speedwell Figwort Herb 0.5 feet Blue/White U.S. Introduction 10
Veronica hederifolia Ivyleaf Speedwell Figwort Herb 0.2 feet Blue/White U.S. Introduction 11
Veronica peregrina Purslane Speedwell Figwort Herb 0.5 feet Blue/ Kansas Native 4
Veronica persica Winter Speedwell Figwort Herb 0.2 feet Blue/White U.S. Introduction 12
Veronica polita Wayside Speedwell Figwort Herb 0.2 feet Blue/White U.S. Introduction 4
Vicia sativa Garden Vetch Bean Herb 3.0 feet Lavender/Violet U.S. Introduction 5
Viola bicolor Johny Jump Up Violet Herb 0.5 feet Violet/ Kansas Native 6
Xanthium strumarium Cocklebur Aster Herb 4.0 feet Green/ Kansas Native 7

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