Flower Families

buttonArum buttonBarberry buttonBedstraw
buttonBirthwort buttonBluebell buttonButtercup
buttonDogbane buttonGeranium buttonForget-Me-Not
buttonHeath buttonIris buttonLily
buttonMilkweed buttonMint buttonMustard
buttonParsley buttonPea buttonPhlox
buttonPinks buttonPoppy buttonPrimrose
buttonPurslane buttonSunflower buttonViolet
buttonWaterleaf

Arum Family

buttonJack-in-the-Pulpit

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Barberry Family

buttonMayapple

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Bedstraw Family

buttonBluets

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Birthwort Family

buttonWild Ginger

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Bluebell Family

buttonTall Bell Flowers

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Buttercup Family

buttonKidney-leaf Buttercup buttonSwamp Buttercup
buttonRed Baneberry buttonColumbine
buttonFalse Rue Anemone buttonRue Anemone

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Dogbane Family

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Geranium Family

The Geranium Family consists of leafy herbs with showy white, pink, or purple flowers in clusters. The flowers are radially symmetrical and contain 5 sepals, 5 petals and stamens in multipules of 5. The leaves of the herbs vary from plant to plant. There are many examples of this Family in the Northern Temperate zone. The familiar cultivated geranium is actually a tropical genus from South Africa.

buttonHerb RobertbuttonWild Geranium

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Forget-me-Not Family

buttonVirginia Bluebell

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Heath Family

buttonAzalea

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Iris Family

buttonBearded Iris

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Lily Family

buttonBluebead Lily buttonNodding Trillium
buttonPrairie Trillium buttonYellow Trillium
buttonDay Lily buttonLarge-Flowered Trillium
buttonTulip buttonWild Oats
buttonPurple Trillium buttonTrout Lily

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Milkweed Family

Herbs, shrubs or vines that contain a thick milky joice. Flowers are in umbel-like clusters and the fruit pods contain tufted seeds. The leaves are simple and usually paired.

There are about 250 genera and 2,000 species of milkweed distributed around the world. Milkweed serves as the host plant for many butterflies, most common being the Monarch and the Queen

buttonCommon MilkweedbuttonWhite Milkweed

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Mint Family

These are Aromatic herbs or shrubs with stems square in cross-section. The flowers grow in long clusters or interrupted whorls on the stem. The leaves are usually simple, opposite or whorled. Mints include oregano, marjoram, thyme, sage and basil along with catnip and lavender.

buttonGround Ivy buttonHeal-All
buttonHenbit

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Mustard Family

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Parsley Family

buttonQueen Anne's Lace buttonSweet Cicely

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Pea Family

buttonPurple Prairie Cover

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Phlox Family

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Pinks Family

This family is also known as the Carnation Family. It consists of Herbe with swollen nodules on the stems and flowers with 5 sepals and 5 petals blooming singly or in a branched or forked cluster. Leaves are opposite and simple. They are found primarily in the Northern hemisphere usually in cool climates.

buttonFire Pink

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Poppy Family

buttonCorn PoppybuttonWild California Poppy
buttonBlood RootbuttonDutchman's Breeches

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Primrose Family

buttonShooting StarbuttonScarlet Pimpernel

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Purslane Family

buttonSpring Beauty

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Sunflower Family

This family consists of mainly herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines with simple or compound leaves arranged alternatly or opposite on the stem. The flowers are small but organized into larger heads resembling a single, symmetrical flower. The tiny flowers are arranged into a central disk with ray flowers arranged around it. There are about 920 genera of Sunflowers and about 19,000 species making it one of the larger flower families.

buttonBull Thistle buttonPurple Coneflower
buttonChicory buttonPrairie Coneflower
buttonDandelion buttonIndian Blanket
buttonBlack-Eyed Susan buttonCommon Fleabane
buttonOxeye Daisy

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Violet Family

buttonSweet White Violet buttonDowny Yellow Violet
buttonCommon Blue Violet

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Waterleaf Family

buttonVirginia Waterleaf

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