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habit
trees
shrubs
vines / lianas
herbaceous
grass-like
ferns & allies
aquatic & OBL wetland species
special groups
arums
composites
legumes
milkweeds
mints
orchids
spurges
dicots
monocots
longevity
annual or biennial
perennial
armature
unarmed
armed
reproductive mode
produces flowers, fruits, seeds
produces spores
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
Paul Rothrock, David Mow
Species Count: 169
Acanthaceae
Adoxaceae
Amaryllidaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Araceae
Asparagaceae
Aspleniaceae
Asteraceae
Balsaminaceae
Berberidaceae
Boraginaceae
Brassicaceae
Campanulaceae
Caryophyllaceae
Colchicaceae
Commelinaceae
Convolvulaceae
Cyperaceae
Dioscoreaceae
Dryopteridaceae
Euphorbiaceae
Fabaceae
Hypericaceae
Iridaceae
Juncaceae
Lamiaceae
Lauraceae
Malvaceae
Oleaceae
Onagraceae
Onocleaceae
Ophioglossaceae
Orchidaceae
Orobanchaceae
Oxalidaceae
Passifloraceae
Penthoraceae
Phrymaceae
Phytolaccaceae
Plantaginaceae
Poaceae
Polygonaceae
Primulaceae
Ranunculaceae
Rosaceae
Rubiaceae
Scrophulariaceae
Simaroubaceae
Smilacaceae
Thelypteridaceae
Typhaceae
Ulmaceae
Urticaceae
Verbenaceae
Violaceae
Vitaceae