Scientific name
Dodonaea viscosa
Also Known As
Florida hopbush
Evergreen shrub with elliptic, glossy green leaves and yellow-orange flowers in inch-long caterpillar-like panicles. Fruit a rounded capsule with 2-4 wings.

Scientific name
Medicago sativa
Also Known As
Lucerne, Purple medick
Alfalfa is a clover-like plant with leaves in threes that are distinct because the leaflets have teeth only on the upper head of the leaflets. Alfalfa also has dense heads of purple flowers.

Scientific name
Helianthus annuus
This sunflower species has rough, hairy stems, triangular-shaped leaves, and flower heads up to 6 inches wide. It can be between 2 and 10 feet tall.

Scientific name
Purshia tridentata
Antelope bitterbrush is a perennial, deciduous shrub or small tree with rigid branches and wedge-shaped leaves. The leaves are also deeply 3-lobed at the tip.

Scientific name
Fallugia paradoxa
This desert woodland shrub has white four-petaled flowers, with white, feathery-looking styles that are especially showy after the petals fall away.

Scientific name
Andropogon gerardii
Also Known As
Turkey foot
One of the largest grasses in the tall grass prairie. The flowers are distinctive because they branch out from the ste m in 3 to 7 'fingers' and usually have short fine hairs.

Scientific name
Artemisia tridentata
Big sagebrush are tall, rounded shrubs with wedge-shaped leaves with 3-5 teeth at the tips. They have a strong turpentine-like odor and small, inconspicuous flowers.

Scientific name
Lewisia rediviva
Bitter root is often found in open rocky habitats. The leaves generally lay flat around the central root of the plant and the pink flowers, low to the ground, have more than 2 petal-like sepals.

Scientific name
Prunus serotina
The white flowers of black cherry trees generally bloom in the spring after the leaves are nearly full-grown, unlike many cherries which bloom before the leaves are out.

Scientific name
Sambucus nigra
Also Known As
American elder, Blue elder, Common elderberry, European black elderberry, Wild elder
Black elderberries are deciduous shrubs with 3-9 paired leaflets per leaf. The clusters of flowers are white to cream-colored and later produce clusters of purple to black berries.