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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
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some or all fully compound
Inflorescence
flowering season - upper Midwest
spring
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Flower
principal flower color
white or cream
purple
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inconspicuous
ovaries/pistils per flower
1
2-5
more than 5
Fruit or Cone
fruit consistency at maturity
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Robert Easter
Species Count: 133
Adoxaceae
Amaranthaceae
Amaryllidaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Aspleniaceae
Asteraceae
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Brassicaceae
Campanulaceae
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Commelinaceae
Convolvulaceae
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Elaeagnaceae
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Grossulariaceae
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Oxalidaceae
Phytolaccaceae
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Ranunculaceae
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Staphyleaceae
Ulmaceae
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