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habit
shrubs
vines / lianas
herbaceous
grass-like
aquatic & OBL wetland species
special groups
composites
legumes
milkweeds
mints
orchids
dicots
monocots
longevity
annual or biennial
perennial
armature
unarmed
armed
leaves/twigs aromatic when crushed
without marked odor
clearly odiferous
Leaves
arrangement/phyllotaxy
basal
alternate
opposite
whorled
blade division
all simple
deeply lobed or divided
some or all fully compound
leaf (blade) presence
leaf blades present
no leaves apparent
Inflorescence
flowering season - upper Midwest
spring
summer
fall
Flower
principal flower color
white or cream
purple
blue
green
yellow
orange
red
pink
brown
inconspicuous
flower type
daisy- or dandelion-like
bilateral/irregular symmetry
radial symmetry 3 petals
radial symmetry 4 petals
radial symmetry 5 petals
radial sym. 6 or more petals
petals indistinguishable
ovaries/pistils per flower
1
2-5
more than 5
Fruit or Cone
fruit consistency at maturity
dry/leathery
fleshy
mature fruit dehiscence
opening along 1-2 seams
opening along 3 to many seams
does not split open to release seed
Brad Weigel
Species Count: 121
Alismataceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Asparagaceae
Asteraceae
Berberidaceae
Boraginaceae
Campanulaceae
Caryophyllaceae
Commelinaceae
Cyperaceae
Fabaceae
Geraniaceae
Hypericaceae
Iridaceae
Juncaceae
Lamiaceae
Liliaceae
Montiaceae
Onagraceae
Orchidaceae
Orobanchaceae
Penthoraceae
Phrymaceae
Phytolaccaceae
Plantaginaceae
Poaceae
Polemoniaceae
Polygonaceae
Primulaceae
Ranunculaceae
Rosaceae
Rubiaceae
Scrophulariaceae
Urticaceae
Verbenaceae
Violaceae