Plant Family Science

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Rayna
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Plant Family Science
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2013-08-24 14:32:49
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describes the different plant families and characteristics
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  1. Pea Family
    • 3rd largest
    • angiosperm - legumes
    • puts  nitrogen in soil
    • - sweet pea, alfalpha, wisteria, pods
  2. composite family
    • flowers bloom in autumn
    • 1 the largest families of flowering plants
    • disk flowers
    • ray flowers
    • -sun flowers, daisy, aster
  3. Rose family
    • woody stems
    • petals in multiples of 5
    • fleshy fruits: straw berries, plum
    • contains lots of vitamin C
    • petals are also edible
    • - straw berries, plum, wild rose
  4. buttercup family
    • 5 rounded petals(or petal like sepals)
    • cup shaped blossoms, strait stem
    • dry fruits, leaves dived 3 sections
    • bloom in spring
    • grow best in damp places
    • -larkspur, buttercup
  5. mint family
    • pleasant odor because of oil in leaves and stem
    • square and stout stems
    • flower cluster forms spikes
    • - like the thyme, sage, and catnip
  6. honeysuckle family
    • edible root
    • most fragrant, sweet nectar
    • trumpet shaped flower
    • - snowball bush
  7. parsley family
    • umbels(umbrella shaped)
    • used: food seasoning, medicos
    • -wild carrot, Queen Ann's Lace
  8. milkweed family
    • sticky milk white sap
    • the caterpillars of the monarch butterfly
    • -wax plant, milkweed, butterfly milkweed
  9. lily family
    • monocot
    • bulbs: thick fleshy leaves that store food inside the bulb
    • -aloe, yucca, tulips, largest is Joshua tree
    • bulb is underneath the flower organs
  10. amaryllis family
    800 species
  11. grass family
    • node
    • blade
    • sheath

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