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trees
shrubs
vines / lianas
herbaceous
grass-like
ferns & allies
cactus-like / succulents
aquatic & OBL wetland species
special groups
composites
legumes
milkweeds
mints
orchids
spurges
dicots
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longevity
annual or biennial
perennial
armature
unarmed
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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purple
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yellow
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red
pink
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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
Walter Fertig, Sarah Topp, and Mary Moran
Species Count: 611
Aizoaceae
Amaranthaceae
Amaryllidaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Asparagaceae
Aspleniaceae
Asteraceae
Aytoniaceae
Berberidaceae
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Grossulariaceae
Hydrangeaceae
Juncaceae
Lamiaceae
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Loasaceae
Malvaceae
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Nyctaginaceae
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Polemoniaceae
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Salicaceae
Santalaceae
Sapindaceae
Sarcobataceae
Scrophulariaceae
Solanaceae
Tamaricaceae
Typhaceae
Ulmaceae
Verbenaceae
Zygophyllaceae