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The species are presented in order by family and within families by genus. Pteridophytes, the ferns and fern allies, are first, followed by the flowering plants, dicots first and then monocots.

Apiaceae - Parsley Family
The parsley or umbel family has flowers on stalks that all originate at the same point, forming an inflorescence called an umbel. Small four-petaled flowers are attached at the tops of two-parted inferior ovaries, which produce fruits with linear markings, wings, or bristles. Secondary umbels may be formed below the primary inflorescence stalk. Often the leaves are divided and have flaring bases sheathing the stem. Water hemlock and golden alexanders are typical umbels. Rattlesnake master is atypical in its linear, yuccalike leaves and tight-headed flowers.