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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.

Rubiaceae - Bedstraw Family
The bedstraw or madder family has small flowers with four fused petals attached atop the ovary, which has two parts. The ovary matures into a small, two-lobed fruit that is often bristly. The leaves are in whorls of four to six at the nodes.