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aquatic & OBL wetland species
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milkweeds
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annual or biennial
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armed
leaves/twigs aromatic when crushed
without marked odor
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arrangement/phyllotaxy
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whorled
fascicled/clustered along stem
blade division
all simple
deeply lobed or divided
some or all fully compound
Inflorescence
flowering season - upper Midwest
spring
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Flower
principal flower color
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purple
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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
Paul Rothrock, Mark Sheehan, Michael Chitwood
Species Count: 157
Amaryllidaceae
Anacardiaceae
Apiaceae
Apocynaceae
Asphodelaceae
Asteraceae
Balsaminaceae
Betulaceae
Bignoniaceae
Boraginaceae
Brassicaceae
Caprifoliaceae
Caryophyllaceae
Celastraceae
Convolvulaceae
Cornaceae
Cupressaceae
Cyperaceae
Dryopteridaceae
Elaeagnaceae
Euphorbiaceae
Fabaceae
Fagaceae
Gentianaceae
Hypericaceae
Juncaceae
Lamiaceae
Lauraceae
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Onagraceae
Onocleaceae
Orchidaceae
Oxalidaceae
Phytolaccaceae
Pinaceae
Plantaginaceae
Platanaceae
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Polygonaceae
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