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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.

Brassicaceae - Mustard Family
The mustard family's former name, Cruci-ferae, denotes the crosslike character of its flowers, which are made up of four petals, usually white or yellow. There are six stamens, two short and four long. The fruit is often an elongate pod with two rows of seeds. The leaves are often divided or lobed.