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trees
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vines / lianas
herbaceous
grass-like
ferns & allies
cactus-like / succulents
aquatic & OBL wetland species
special groups
arums
composites
legumes
milkweeds
mints
spurges
dicots
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longevity
annual or biennial
perennial
armature
unarmed
armed
sap
latex absent (sap clear)
latex present
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
white or cream
purple
blue
green
yellow
orange
red
pink
brown
inconspicuous
ovaries/pistils per flower
1
2-5
more than 5
Fruit or Cone
fruit consistency at maturity
dry/leathery
fleshy
McLaughlin, Geiger, Kennedy
Species Count: 600
Acanthaceae
Adoxaceae
Amaranthaceae
Amaryllidaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Araceae
Asparagaceae
Asphodelaceae
Asteraceae
Bignoniaceae
Boraginaceae
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Campanulaceae
Cannabaceae
Caryophyllaceae
Cleomaceae
Commelinaceae
Convolvulaceae
Cucurbitaceae
Cupressaceae
Cyperaceae
Ephedraceae
Equisetaceae
Ericaceae
Euphorbiaceae
Fabaceae
Fagaceae
Fouquieriaceae
Garryaceae
Gentianaceae
Geraniaceae
Grossulariaceae
Iridaceae
Juglandaceae
Juncaceae
Krameriaceae
Lamiaceae
Liliaceae
Linaceae
Loasaceae
Lythraceae
Malpighiaceae
Malvaceae
Martyniaceae
Molluginaceae
Montiaceae
Moraceae
Nyctaginaceae
Oleaceae
Onagraceae
Orobanchaceae
Oxalidaceae
Papaveraceae
Phrymaceae
Pinaceae
Plantaginaceae
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Polemoniaceae
Polygalaceae
Polygonaceae
Portulacaceae
Potamogetonaceae
Primulaceae
Pteridaceae
Ranunculaceae
Rhamnaceae
Rosaceae
Rubiaceae
Salicaceae
Santalaceae
Sapindaceae
Solanaceae
Talinaceae
Typhaceae
Verbenaceae
Violaceae
Vitaceae
Zygophyllaceae