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composites
legumes
milkweeds
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longevity
annual or biennial
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armed
sap
latex absent (sap clear)
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Leaves
arrangement/phyllotaxy
basal
alternate
opposite
whorled
fascicled/clustered along stem
blade division
all simple
deeply lobed or divided
some or all fully compound
Flower
principal flower color
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inconspicuous
ovaries/pistils per flower
1
2-5
more than 5
Fruit or Cone
fruit consistency at maturity
dry/leathery
fleshy
Walt Fertig and John Spence
Species Count: 227
Amaranthaceae
Amaryllidaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Asparagaceae
Asteraceae
Betulaceae
Boraginaceae
Brassicaceae
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Elaeagnaceae
Ephedraceae
Equisetaceae
Euphorbiaceae
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Gentianaceae
Geraniaceae
Juncaceae
Liliaceae
Loasaceae
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Plantaginaceae
Poaceae
Polemoniaceae
Polygonaceae
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Santalaceae
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Tamaricaceae
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Urticaceae
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