Families

Grassroots Horticulture, Botanical Plantae Kingdom Family List
February 2018, updated
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Table I: Family Taxa
FAMILY VERNACULAR FAMILY NAME COMMON PLANT NAMES PLANTAE KINGDOM
ACANTHACEAE Acanthus Family Mexican petunia. Hummingbird bush, bear's britches, Persian shield Angiosperm
ACERACEAE Maple Family Maple sp.  Angiosperm
ACHARIACEAE Acharia, Tropical Rosids Family Angiosperm
ACHATOCARPACEAE Achatocarpus Family Angiosperm
ACORACEAE Sweet-flag, Calamus Family Angiosperm
ACTINIDIACEAE Kiwi, Chinese Gooseberry Family Angiosperm
ADOXACEAE Moschatel Family Angiosperm
AEXTOXICACEAE Aextoxicon, Olivillo Family Angiosperm
AGAVACEAE (Asparagaceae) Angiosperm
AIZOACEAE Iceplant Family Angiosperm
AKANIACEAE Turnipwood Family Angiosperm
ALANGIACEAE (Cornaceae) Angiosperm
ALISMATACEAE Water-plantain Family Angiosperm
ALLIACEAE (Amaryllidaceae) Onion Family Angiosperm
ALOACEAE (Asphodelaceae) Aloe Family Angiosperm
ALSTROEMERIACEAE Alstroemeria, Peruvian lily Family Angiosperm
ALTINGIACEAE Liquidambar, Sweetgum Family Angiosperm
ALZATEACEAE Angiosperm
AMARANTHACEAE Amaranthus Family Angiosperm
AMARYLLIDACEAE Amaryllis Family Amaryllis, onion,  Angiosperm
ANACAMPSEROTACEAE Anacampseros Family Angiosperm
ANACARDIACEAE Sumac Family Angiosperm
ANEMIACEAE Flowering Ferns Ferns and Fern Allies
ANEURACEAE Thallose liverworts  Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)
ANNONACEAE Custard Apple Family Angiosperm
ANTHOCEROTACEAE Hornworts Embryophyta
APIACEAE Carrot Family angelica, anise, caraway, carrot, celery, chervil, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, hemlock, lovage, cow parsley, parsley, parsnip, sea holly Angiosperm
APOCYNACEAE Dogbane Family frangipani,  vinca minor, blue star Angiosperm
APODANTHACEAE Stemsucker Parasitic Family Angiosperm
AQUIFOLIACEAE Holly Family Angiosperm
ARACEAE Palm Family Angiosperm
ARALIACEAE Aralia Family Angiosperm
ARAUCARIACEAE Araucarian Family Gymnosperm
ARECACEAE Palm Family Angiosperm
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE Birthwort Family Angiosperm
ASCLEPIADACEAE Milkweed Family milkweed Angiosperm
ASPARAGACEAE Asparagus, Asparagold Family agave, asparagus,  hesperaloe, hosta, scilla, yucca Angiosperm
ASPLENIACEAE Spleenworts Family Ferns and Fern Allies
ASTELIACEAE Astelia Family Angiosperm
ASTERACEAE Sunflower or Daisy Family Aster, daisy Angiosperm
ATHEROSPERMATACEAE Southern Sassafras Family Angiosperm
AYTONIACEAE Liverworts Family Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)
BALANOPACEAE Balanops Family Angiosperm
BALSAMINACEAE Balsam Family Angiosperm
BASELLACEAE Basella Family Angiosperm
BATACEAE Batis, Saltwort Family Angiosperm
BEGONIACEAE Begonoia Family Angiosperm
BERBERIDACEAE Berberis Family Nandina, Mahonia Angiosperm
BETULACEAE Birch Family Angiosperm
BIGNONIACEAE Bignonias Family Trumpet vine, desert willow, Jacaranda Angiosperm
BIXACEAE Achiote Family Angiosperm
BLECHNACEAE Hard Fern Family Ferns and Fern Allies
BORAGINACEAE Borage | Forget-me-not Family Angiosperm
BRASSICACEAE Mustard Family Angiosperm
BROMELIACEAE Pineapple Family Angiosperm
BRUNELLIACEAE Brunellia Family Angiosperm
BRUNIACEAE Brunia Family Angiosperm
BUDDLEJACEAE Budleja Family Butterfly Bush Angiosperm
BURMANNIACEAE Burmannia Family Angiosperm
BURSERACEAE Incense, Torchwood Family Angiosperm
BUTOMACEAE Flowering Rush Family Angiosperm
BUXACEAE Box Family Angiosperm
BYBLIDACEAE Rainbow Plant Family Angiosperm
CABOMBACEAE Fanwort Aquatic Family Angiosperm
CACTACEAE Cactus Family Angiosperm
CALCEOLARIACEAE Calceolaria Angiosperm
CALYCANTHACEAE Spicebush Family Angiosperm
CALYCERACEAE Calycera Family Angiosperm
CAMPANULACEAE Bellflower Family Angiosperm
CANELLACEAE Canella  Family Angiosperm
CANNABACEAE Cannabis, Hops Family Angiosperm
CANNACEAE Canna Family Angiosperm
CAPPARACEAE Caper Family Angiosperm
CAPRIFOLIACEAE Honeysuckle Family honeysuckle, abelia, pincushion flower Angiosperm
CARICACEAE Papaya Family Angiosperm
CARYOPHYLLACEAE Pink Family Angiosperm
CASUARINACEAE Ironwood Family Angiosperm
CELASTRACEAE Bittersweet Family Angiosperm
CEPHALOZIACEAE Liverworts Family Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)
CERATOPHYLLACEAE Hornwort Family Ferns and Fern Allies
CERCIDIPHYLLACEAE Katsura Family Angiosperm
CHENOPODIACEAE Goosefoot Family Angiosperm
CHLORANTHACEAE Chloranthus Family Angiosperm
CHRYSOBALANACEAE Chrysobalanus Family Angiosperm
CIBOTIACEAE Tree Fern Family Ferns and Fern Allies
CISTACEAE Rock-rose Family Angiosperm
CLEOMACEAE Cleome Family Angiosperm
CLETHRACEAE Clethra Family Angiosperm
CLUSIACEAE Clusia Family Angiosperm
COLCHICACEAE Autumn Crocus, Saffron Family Angiosperm
COLUMELLIACEAE Chilian Holly Family Angiosperm
COMBRETACEAE Leadwood Family Angiosperm
COMMELINACEAE Dayflower, Spiderwort Family dayflower, Tradescantia, spiderwort Angiosperm
CONNARACEAE Connarus Family Angiosperm
CONVOLVULACEAE Morning glory, bindweed Family morning glory Angiosperm
CORIARIACEAE Coriaria Family Angiosperm
CORNACEAE Cornus, Dogwood Family dogwood Angiosperm
COSTACEAE Costus Family bird-of-paradise Angiosperm
CRASSULACEAE Stonecrop Family Angiosperm
CROSSOSOMATACEAE Rockflower Family Angiosperm
CRYPTERONIACEAE Swamp Forest Family Angiosperm
CUCURBITACEAE Gourd Family Angiosperm
CULCITACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
CUNONIACEAE Butterspoon Family Angiosperm
CUPRESSACEAE Cypress Family Gymnosperm
CYATHEACEAE Scaly Tree Fern Family Ferns and Fern Allies
CYCADACEAE Cycas Family Gymnosperm
CYCLANTHACEAE Cyclanthus Family Angiosperm
CYMODOCEACEAE Manatee-grass Family Angiosperm
CYPERACEAE Sedge, Water-chestnut Family Angiosperm
CYRILLACEAE Angiosperm
DAPHNIPHYLLACEAE Angiosperm
DASYPOGONACEAE Angiosperm
DATISCACEAE Datisca Family Angiosperm
DAVALLIACEAE Rabbit foot Fern Family Ferns and Fern Allies
DENNSTAEDTIACEAE Bracken Family Ferns and Fern Allies
DIAPENSIACEAE Pincushion Plant Family Angiosperm
DICHAPETALACEAE Angiosperm
DICKSONIACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
DIDIEREACEAE Angiosperm
DILLENIACEAE Angiosperm
DIOSCOREACEAE Angiosperm
DIPENTODONTACEAE Angiosperm
DIPTERIDACEAE Angiosperm
DIPTEROCARPACEAE " two-winged fruit" Angiosperm
DROSERACEAE Angiosperm
DRYOPTERIDACEAE Wood ferns Ferns and Fern Allies
EBENACEAE Ebony Family Texas Persimmon Angiosperm
ELAEAGNACEAE Oleaster Family Angiosperm
ELAEOCARPACEAE Angiosperm
ELATINACEAE Angiosperm
ENCALYPTACEAE Ceratophyllales (Hornwort)
EPACRIDACEAE Angiosperm
EPHEDRACEAE Gymnosperm
EQUISETACEAE Horsetail Family Ferns and Fern Allies
ERICACEAE Heath Family azalea, heath, heather Angiosperm
ERIOCAULACEAE Pipewort Family Angiosperm
ERYTHROPALACEAE (OLACACEAE) Angiosperm
ERYTHROXYLACEAE Coca Family Angiosperm
ESCALLONIACEAE Angiosperm
EUCOMMIACEAE Angiosperm
EUPHORBIACEAE Spurge Family Angiosperm
FABACEAE Pea Family Bidwill's Hybrid Coral Bean Tree, Texas Mountain Laurel, Pride of Barbados, Mimosa, Millettia, Redbud, Bluebonnet, peas, beans Angiosperm
FAGACEAE Beech, Oak Family Angiosperm
FOUQUIERIACEAE Ocotillo Family Angiosperm
FRANKENIACEAE Angiosperm
GARRYACEAE Silk-Tassel Family Angiosperm
GEISSOLOMATACEAE Angiosperm
GELSEMIACEAE Angiosperm
GENTIANACEAE Gentian Family Angiosperm
GEOCALYCACEAE Leafy Liverworts Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)
GERANIACEAE Geranium Family Angiosperm
GESNERIACEAE Angiosperm
GINKGOACEAE Ginkgo Family Gymnosperm
GISEKIACEAE Angiosperm
GLEICHENIACEAE Angiosperm
GLOBULARIACEAE (Plantaginaceae) Globe Daisy Angiosperm
GNETACEAE Gymnosperm
GOODENIACEAE Angiosperm
GRAMMITIDACEAE (Polypodiaceae) Ferns and Fern Allies
GRISELINIACEAE Angiosperm
GROSSULARIACEAE Gooseberry Family Angiosperm
GUNNERACEAE Angiosperm
HAEMODORACEAE Kangaroo paws Angiosperm
HALORAGACEAE Angiosperm
HAMAMELIDACEAE Angiosperm
HANGUANACEAE Angiosperm
HELICONIACEAE Angiosperm
HERNANDIACEAE Angiosperm
HYACINTHACEAE (Asparagaceae) Angiosperm
HYDRANGEACEAE Hydrangea Family Hydrangea Angiosperm
HYDROCHARITACEAE Angiosperm
HYDROLEACEAE False fiddleleaf Angiosperm
HYMENOPHYLLACEAE Filmy Fern Family Ferns and Fern Allies
HYPERICACEAE St. John's wort Family St. John's wort Angiosperm
HYPOXIDACEAE Stars Family Angiosperm
ICACINACEAE Angiosperm
IRIDACEAE Iris Family Iris Angiosperm
ISOETACEAE Quillworts Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)
ITEACEAE Angiosperm
JOINVILLEACEAE Angiosperm
JUGLANDACEAE Walnut Family Angiosperm
JUNCACEAE Rush Family Angiosperm
JUNCAGINACEAE Angiosperm
JUNGERMANNIACEAE Liverworts Family Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)
KEWACEAE Angiosperm
KOEBERLINIACEAE Angiosperm
KRAMERIACEAE Rhatany Family Angiosperm
LACISTEMATACEAE Angiosperm
LAMIACEAE Mint Family monarda, mint, rosemary, oregano, basil Angiosperm
LARDIZABALACEAE Angiosperm
LAURACEAE Laurel Family Angiosperm
LECYTHIDACEAE Angiosperm
LEJEUNEACEAE Liverworts Family Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)
LEMNOIDEAE (ARACEAE) Duckweed Family Angiosperm
LENTIBULARIACEAE Bladderwort Family Angiosperm
LILIACEAE Lily Family Angiosperm
LIMNANTHACEAE Angiosperm
LINACEAE Angiosperm
LINDERNIACEAE Angiosperm
LINDSAEACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
LOASACEAE Stick-leaf Family Angiosperm
LOGANIACEAE Indian pink Angiosperm
LOMARIOPSIDACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
LORANTHACEAE Showy Mistletoe Angiosperm
LYCOPODIACEAE Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)
LYGODIACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
LYTHRACEAE Loosestrife Family Cuphea, Lagerstroemia, Crape Myrtle, Lythrum, Loosestrife, Punica, Pomegranate Angiosperm
MAGNOLIACEAE Magnolia Family Magnolia Angiosperm
MALPIGHIACEAE Nance Family Angiosperm
MALVACEAE Mallow Family okra, althea, hibiscus, globe mallow Angiosperm
MARANTACEAE Arrowroot, Prayer-plant Family Angiosperm
MARATTIACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
MARCGRAVIACEAE Angiosperm
MARCHANTIACEAE Liverworts Family Marchantiophyta (Liverworts)
MARSILEACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
MARTYNIACEAE Angiosperm
MAYACACEAE Angiosperm
MELANTHIACEAE Angiosperm
MELASTOMATACEAE Angiosperm
MELIACEAE Mahogony Family Angiosperm
MELIANTHACEAE Angiosperm
MENISPERMACEAE Angiosperm
MENYANTHACEAE Angiosperm
METAXYACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
MISODENDRACEAE Mistletoe Family Angiosperm
MOLLUGINACEAE Angiosperm
MONIMIACEAE Angiosperm
MONTIACEAE Angiosperm
MONTINIACEAE Angiosperm
MORACEAE Fig Family Angiosperm
MORINGACEAE Horseradish Tree Family Angiosperm
MUNTINGIACEAE Angiosperm
MUSACEAE Banana and Plantain Family Angiosperm
MYRICACEAE Angiosperm
MYRISTICACEAE Nutmeg Family Angiosperm
MYRTACEAE Myrtle Family bottle brush Angiosperm
NARTHECIACEAE Angiosperm
NELUMBONACEAE Sacred Lotus Family Angiosperm
NITRARIACEAE Angiosperm
NOTHOFAGACEAE Southern Beech Family Angiosperm
NYCTAGINACEAE Four-O'Clock Family four-o'clock Angiosperm
NYMPHAEACEAE Water-lily Family Bryophyta
OCHNACEAE Angiosperm
OLACACEAE Angiosperm
OLEACEAE Olive Family Angiosperm
OLEANDRACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
ONAGRACEAE Evening Primrose, Willow-herb Family Angiosperm
ONOCLEACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
OPHIOGLOSSACEAE Adder's Tongue Family Ferns and Fern Allies
OPILIACEAE Angiosperm
ORCHIDACEAE Orchid Family Angiosperm
OROBANCHACEAE Broomrape Family Angiosperm
ORTHOTRICHACEAE Bryophyta (Mosses)
OSMUNDACEAE Ferns and Fern Allies
OXALIDACEAE Wood sorrel, Oxalis Family Angiosperm
PAEONIACEAE Peony Family Angiosperm
PALLAVICINIACEAE Mosses
PANDANACEAE Angiosperm
PAPAVERACEAE Poppy Family Angiosperm
PASSIFLORACEAE Passion Vine Family Angiosperm
PAULOWNIACEAE Angiosperm
PEDALIACEAE Sesame Family Angiosperm
PENTAPHYLACACEAE Angiosperm
PHILESIACEAE Angiosperm
PHILYDRACEAE Angiosperm
PHRYMACEAE Loopseed Family Angiosperm
PHYLLANTHACEAE Angiosperm
PHYLLONOMACEAE Angiosperm
PHYTOLACCACEAE Poke Family Pokeweed Angiosperm
PICRAMNIACEAE Angiosperm
PICRODENDRACEAE Angiosperm
PINACEAE Pine Family Pine, cedar, spruce, fir, cedar, hemlock, larch Gymnosperm
PIPERACEAE Pepper Family Angiosperm
PITTOSPORACEAE Angiosperm
PLAGIOGYRIACEAE Pteridophyta
PLANTAGINACEAE Plantain Family Foxglove, Angelonia, penstemmon Angiosperm
PLATANACEAE Sycamore Family Angiosperm
PLOCOSPERMATACEAE Angiosperm
PLUMBAGINACEAE Angiosperm
POACEAE Grass Family Angiosperm
PODOCARPACEAE Foot Fruit Family Yellowwood Gymnosperm
PODOSTEMACEAE Riverweed Family Angiosperm
POLEMONIACEAE Phlox Family Angiosperm
POLYGALACEAE Milkwort Family Angiosperm
POLYGONACEAE Buckwheat Family Angiosperm
POLYPODIACEAE Polypody Family Ferns and Fern Allies
PONTEDERIACEAE Angiosperm
PORTULACACEAE Purslane Family Angiosperm
POSIDONIACEAE Seagrass Family Angiosperm
POTAMOGETONACEAE Angiosperm
POTTIACEAE Ceratophyllales (Hornwort)
PRIMULACEAE Primrose Family Angiosperm
PROTEACEAE Macadamia, Grevillea Angiosperm
PSILOTACEAE Pteridophyta
PTERIDACEAE Fern Family Ferns and Fern Allies
PUTRANJIVACEAE Angiosperm
QUILLAJACEAE Angiosperm
RANUNCULACEAE Buttercup | Crowfoot family Angiosperm
RESEDACEAE Weld, Rocket Family Angiosperm
RESTIONACEAE Angiosperm
RHAMNACEAE Buckthorn Family Angiosperm
RHIZOPHORACEAE Angiosperm
RORIDULACEAE Angiosperm
ROSACEAE Rose Family Roses, apple, nectarine, peach, quince, apricots, plums, cherries, raspberries, loquats, and strawberries,photinias almonds, Angiosperm
RUBIACEAE Bedstraw/Madder Family Buttonbush, Pentas, Gardenias, Coffea (coffee), Cinchona (the source of quinine), and dyer's madder (used to make red dye) Angiosperm
RUPPIACEAE Widgeon, Ditch grass Angiosperm
RUTACEAE Citrus, Rue Family Angiosperm
SABIACEAE Angiosperm
SACCOLOMATACEAE
SALICACEAE Willow Family Angiosperm
SALVINIACEAE
SANTALACEAE Angiosperm
SAPINDACEAE Soapberry Family Angiosperm
SAPOTACEAE Angiosperm
SARCOBATACEAE Angiosperm
SARRACENIACEAE Pitcher Plants Angiosperm
SAURURACEAE Angiosperm
SAXIFRAGACEAE Saxifrage Family Angiosperm
SCAPANIACEAE Pteridophyta
SCHEUCHZERIACEAE Pod grass Angiosperm
SCHISANDRACEAE Star anise Bryophyta (Mosses and Liverworts)
SCHIZAEACEAE Pteridophyta
SCHOEPFIACEAE Angiosperm
SCIADOPITYACEAE Lycopodiophyta
SCROPHULARIACEAE Snapdragon, Figwort Family Angiosperm
SELAGINELLACEAE Spike-moss Family Gymnosperm
SETCHELLANTHACEAE Angiosperm
SIMAROUBACEAE Quassia Family Angiosperm
SIMMONDSIACEAE Angiosperm
SIPARUNACEAE Angiosperm
SMILACACEAE Angiosperm
SOLANACEAE Nightshade Family Angiosperm
SPHAGNACEAE Bryophyta (Mosses and Liverworts)
SPHENOCLEACEAE Angiosperm
STAPHYLEACEAE Angiosperm
STEGNOSPERMATACEAE Angiosperm
STEMONACEAE Angiosperm
STEMONURACEAE Angiosperm
STRELITZIACEAE Angiosperm
STYRACACEAE Angiosperm
SURIANACEAE Angiosperm
SYMPLOCACEAE Angiosperm
TALINACEAE Angiosperm
TAMARICACEAE Tamarisk Family Salt cedar Angiosperm
TAXACEAE Lycopodiophyta
TECOPHILAEACEAE Angiosperm
TECTARIACEAE Pteridophyta (Ferns)
TETRACHONDRACEAE Angiosperm
THEACEAE Camelia Family Angiosperm
THELYPTERIDACEAE Gymnosperm
THUIDIACEAE Pteridophyta
THYMELAEACEAE Angiosperm
TOFIELDIACEAE Angiosperm
TOVARIACEAE Angiosperm
TRIGONIACEAE Angiosperm
TROCHODENDRACEAE Wheel tree Family Angiosperm
TROPAEOLACEAE Nasturtium, Watercress Family Angiosperm
TYPHACEAE Cat Tail Family Angiosperm
ULMACEAE Elm Family Angiosperm
URTICACEAE Nettle Family Angiosperm
VELLOZIACEAE Angiosperm
VERBENACEAE Verbena, Vervain Family Angiosperm
VIOLACEAE Violet Family Angiosperm
VITACEAE Grape Family Angiosperm
VIVIANIACEAE Angiosperm
VOCHYSIACEAE Angiosperm
WELWITSCHIACEAE Gymnosperm
WINTERACEAE Angiosperm
WOODSIACEAE Cliff Ferns Tracheophyta Ferns
XANTHOCERACEAE (Sapindaceae) Angiosperm
XANTHORRHOEACEAE  (Asphodelaceae) Flax lily/Daylily/Aloe Family Angiosperm
XYRIDACEAE Angiosperm
ZAMIACEAE Gymnosperm
ZINGIBERACEAE Ginger Family Angiosperm
ZOSTERACEAE Seagrass Family Angiosperm
ZYGOPHYLLACEAE Caltrope Family Angiosperm
Caltrope Family Angiosperm Magnolids Magnoliales