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Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Characteristics:
-bulbs or other storage organs
-Long, thin leaves
-6 petals in two rings
-3 stamens
Liliaceae (The Lily Family)
Characteristics:
-bulbs or other storage organs
-long, thin leaves
-6 petals
-6 stamen
Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)
Characteristics:
-anther contents dispersed as a unit= pollinium
-only 140 native to the United States and Canada
-individual species rarely abundant.
-Vanilla comes from the orchid plant
Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Characteristics:
- includes prominent world crops such as rice, wheat, and corn
-wind pollinated flowers, produce endosperm rich seeds
Apiaceae (The Carrot Family)
Characteristics:
-hollow stems
-small flowers in umbels
-flowers with 5 petals
Apocynaceae (The Periwinkle Family)
Characteristics:
-simple leaves
-milky sap
-5 part calyx
-5 large petals joined at the base
-5 stamens
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Characteristics:
-flowers composed of ray and disk florets
-ray florets may be carpellate but sometimes sterile.
-showy display to attract pollinators
Brassicaceae (The Mustard Family)
Characteristics:
-four petalled flowers in a cross shape
-clusters of flowers
-papery membrane dividing a two-chambered seed capsule
Geraniaceae (The Cranesbill Family)
Characteristics:
-blue, mauve, red, pink or white (not YELLOW)flowers with 5 petals
-beaked seed capsule
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Characteristics:
-square stems
-leaves in pairs up the stem
-flowers in circles round the stem
-aromatic foliage
Leguminosae (The Pea Family)
Characteristics:
-pea flowers
-nodules on roots
-pinnate leaves
-seeds in pods
Malvaceae (The Mallow Family)
Characteristics:
-large flowers with 5 unjoined petals
-stamens divided style protruding from the centre of the flower
Papaveraceae (The Poppy Family)
Characteristics:
-two sepals enclosing the flower
-bud, which fall off when it opens
-four brightly- coloured petals
-many stamen
-rounded seed pod forming inside the flower
Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)
Characteristics:
-five coloured sepals instead of petals (except buttercups)
-divided leaves
-non-woody tissue
Magnoliids
Characteristics:
-monocot-like pollen, eudicot-like leaves
-aromatic oil cells
-ancestors of eudicots and monocots