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trees
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vines / lianas
herbaceous
ferns & allies
grass-like
aquatic & OBL wetland species
special groups
composites
legumes
milkweeds
mints
spurges
dicots
monocots
longevity
annual or biennial
perennial
armature
unarmed
armed
sap
latex absent (sap clear)
latex present
leaves/twigs aromatic when crushed
without marked odor
clearly odiferous
Leaves
arrangement/phyllotaxy
basal
alternate
opposite
whorled
fascicled/clustered along stem
blade division
all simple
deeply lobed or divided
some or all fully compound
Inflorescence
flowering season - upper Midwest
spring
summer
fall
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
Species Count: 188
Amaryllidaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Araliaceae
Asparagaceae
Asteraceae
Athyriaceae
Berberidaceae
Betulaceae
Boraginaceae
Brassicaceae
Caprifoliaceae
Caryophyllaceae
Commelinaceae
Cornaceae
Cyperaceae
Dennstaedtiaceae
Elaeagnaceae
Equisetaceae
Ericaceae
Euphorbiaceae
Fabaceae
Fagaceae
Geraniaceae
Grossulariaceae
Iridaceae
Juglandaceae
Juncaceae
Lamiaceae
Liliaceae
Melanthiaceae
Montiaceae
Moraceae
Myricaceae
Oleaceae
Onagraceae
Onocleaceae
Osmundaceae
Oxalidaceae
Phytolaccaceae
Plantaginaceae
Poaceae
Polygonaceae
Ranunculaceae
Rosaceae
Rubiaceae
Salicaceae
Sapindaceae
Scrophulariaceae
Simaroubaceae
Smilacaceae
Ulmaceae
Urticaceae
Verbenaceae
Viburnaceae
Violaceae
Vitaceae