Acanthaceae is a family (the acanthus family) of dicotyledonous flowering plants containing almost 250 genera and about 2500 species.
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Agavaceae is a family of plants that grow in dry, hot climates. Some grow in the desert. Well-known plants of this family are the agave, yucca, and Joshua tree.
Apiaceae is a family of aromatic flowering plants named after the type genus Apium and commonly known as the celery, carrot or parsley family.
The Asteraceae family consists of over 32,000 known species of flowering plants in over 1,900 genera within the order Asterales.
Bignoniaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Lamiales commonly known as the bignonias or trumpet vines.
Brassicaceae is a medium-sized and economically important family of flowering plants commonly known as the mustards, crucifers, or cabbage family.
A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales.
Commelinaceae is a family of flowering plants. In less formal contexts, the group is referred to as the dayflower family or spiderwort family.
Convolvulaceae, commonly called bindweeds or morning glories, is a family of about 60 genera and more than 1,650 species.
Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family, is a large family of flowering plants. Most spurges, are herbs, but some, especially in the tropics, are shrubs or trees.
The Fabaceae or Leguminosae, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family, are a large and agriculturally important family of flowering plants.
Fouquieria is a genus of 11 species of desert plants, the sole genus in the family Fouquieriaceae. The genus includes the ocotillo and the Boojum tree or cirio.
Geraniaceae is a family of flowering plants placed in the order Geraniales. The family name is derived from the genus Geranium.
Iridaceae is a family of plants in the order Asparagales, taking its name from the irises, meaning rainbow, referring to its many colors.
The Lamiaceae or Labiatae are a family of flowering plants commonly known as the mint, deadnettle or sage family.
The lily family, Liliaceae, consists of about 15 genera and 610 species of flowering plants within the order Liliales.
The Linaceae family includes about 250 species in 14 genera, classified into two subfamilies: the Linoideae and Hugonioideae.
Loasaceae is a family of 15–20 genera and about 200–260 species of flowering plants in the order Cornales, native to the Americas and Africa.
Malvaceae, or the mallows, is a family of flowering plants estimated to contain 244 genera with 4225 known species.
Nyctaginaceae, the four o’clock family, is a family of around 33 genera and 290 species of flowering plants.
Nymphaeaceae is a family of flowering plants, commonly called water lilies. They live as rhizomatous aquatic herbs in temperate and tropical climates around the world.
The Onagraceae are a family of flowering plants known as the willowherb family or evening primrose family. They include about 650 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees.
The Papaveraceae are an economically important family of about 42 genera and approximately 775 known species of flowering plants.
Ranunculaceae is a family of over 2,000 known species of flowering plants in 43 genera, distributed worldwide.
Rosaceae, the rose family, is a medium-sized family of flowering plants that includes 4,828 known species in 91 genera.
The Rubiaceae are a family of flowering plants, commonly known as the coffee, madder, or bedstraw family.
The Scrophulariaceae are a family of flowering plants, commonly known as the figwort family. The plants are annual and perennial herbs, as well as shrubs.
The Solanaceae, or the nightshades, are a family of flowering plants that range from annual and perennial herbs to vines, lianas, epiphytes, shrubs, and trees.
The Verbenaceae, the verbena family or vervain family, is a family of mainly tropical flowering plants and includes 32 genera and 800 species.
Zygophyllaceae is a family of flowering plants that contains the bean-caper and caltrop. The family includes around 285 species in 22 genera.