This site emphasizes plant families and identification terminology covered in Biology 430, Plant Classification, as taught by Leigh Johnson.  A few families not detailed in this course are also be included – use your syllabus/course pack as a guide to study.

     This site is under construction, incomplete, perpetually added to, and occasionally improved as time permits.  It was developed to facilitate learning rather than as a substitute for attending class or lab.  Short summary descriptions (see Magnoliaceae, Nymphaeaceae) have yet to be developed for most families -- feel free to write your own as an aid to learning family characteristics.


All photographs on this site are copyrighted ©Leigh Johnson [LAJ], unless other wise indicated, for nonprofit use only. Publication of text or images for commercial gain without written permission of the owner is a violation of copyright.  Many of the photographs here were acquired during field work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DEB-0344837.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of L. Johnson and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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