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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.

Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed Family
The milkweed family has distinctive flowers. The petals arch backward, but there is a growth, the hood, on the upper surface of each petal, and in most species a "horn" grows from each hood. The fruits or pods are also distinctive, as are the seeds - each has a tuft of hairs. All parts of the plant have abundant milky juice.