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Nymphaeaceae
Large, floating leaves
Showy flowers
Massive rhizome
Many stamen
Alismataceae
Numerous simple pistils
Inflorescence often a raceme or panicle
Araceae
Spathe and Spadix
Lemnaceae
Small floating plant with hanging roots
Typhaceae
"hot dog on a stick” more properly corn-dog
Potamogetonaceae
Flower parts often in 4s
Submerged and floating leaves often different
Usually has large stipules
Aceraceae
Woody trees
Opposite leaves
Winged paired seed
Anacardiaceae
Shrubs or vines
trifoliolate or pinnate leaves
single seeded red or white fruits
Apiaceae
Compound umbels
Usually hollow flower stalks (wash your hands)
Asteraceae
Compound flowers in disk-like head (disk & ray flowers)
Betulaceae
trees or shrubs
with cone-like catkins or nuts with attached bracts
Brassicaceae
4 petals
4 tall 2 short stamen
Cornaceae
Woody trees, shrubs
Opposite or whorled leaves
Fleshy fruit
Showy bracts
Lamiaceae
Square stalks
Opposite leaves
Often aromatic
Often flowers from leaf axis
Lythraceae
Stamen twice as numerous as petals, in two series (short, tall)
Polygonaceae
Often pronounced jointed stem
Small flowers in clusters or spikes (triangular seeds)
Eriaceae
Often bell shaped flowers
Often evergreen, in acid soils
Often tough leathery leaves
Rosaceae
5 petals, 5 sepals, numerous stamen
Serrate leaves
often with pronounced stipules
Salicaceae
Woody shrubs, trees
Catkins form many small capsules
Leaves longer than wide
Urticaceae
Often stinging hairs
Flowers string like clusters from leaf axis
Fabaceae
generally 5-petals form distinctive banner and wings
pea-like pods
compound leaves often pinnate and stipulate
often forming root nodules