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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.

Solanaceae - Nightshade Family
The nightshade family has flowers with five fused petals producing a funnel-shaped corolla. The superior ovary develops into a berry (a miniature tomato); in the case of the ground cherries the calyx enlarges along with the fruit to encase it. The leaves are alternate on the stem.