Angiosperms (Magnoliopsida)

Magnoliopsida is an incredibly large group of plants it is quite diverse. The group provides us with the most complex key in our search to identify our plant.  While all of the plants in this group make flowers most are quite small, especialy when compared to the Magnolia from whence this group gets its name.  And besides, flowers are present for a very short period so we will try to stay away from the flowers characteristics in this key.  In the spring time you should make every effort th study the wide variety of flowers in our nature center.

Stems thick and fleshy – You have a prickly pear cacti – Click Here

Your plant has a regular old stem – not like a cactus – Click Here

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