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trees
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herbaceous
grass-like
ferns & allies
aquatic & OBL wetland species
special groups
arums
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legumes
milkweeds
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annual or biennial
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unarmed
armed
leaves/twigs aromatic when crushed
without marked odor
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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
Inflorescence
flowering season - upper Midwest
spring
summer
fall
Flower
principal flower color
white or cream
purple
blue
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yellow
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red
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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
Kay Yatskievych and Paul Rothrock
Species Count: 315
Acoraceae
Adoxaceae
Altingiaceae
Anacardiaceae
Annonaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
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Aristolochiaceae
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Aspleniaceae
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Staphyleaceae
Thelypteridaceae
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