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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.

Lythraceae - Loosestrife Family
The loosestrife family has flowers with six sepals and six petal tips at the top of a floral tube and with twice as many stamens as petals. The superior ovary develops into a dry fruit within the floral tube. Small flowers are borne in the leaf axils of small leaves at the top of the plant. Oval leaves are alternate on the stem.