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Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County
4th Edition

Group Listing of Families

LYCOPHYTES [=LYCOPODS]
ISOETACEAE - Quillwort Family
SELAGINELLACEAE - Spike-Moss Family
EQUISETOPHYTES [=SPHENOPSIDS]
EQUISETACEAE - Horsetail Family
OPHIOGLOSSOID FERNS
OPHIOGLOSSACEAE - Adder's Tongue Family
LEPTOSPORANGIATE FERNS
ASPLENIACEAE - Spleenwort Family
AZOLLACEAE - Mosquito Fern Family
BLECHNACEAE - Deer Fern Family
DENNSTAEDTIACEAE - Bracken Family
DRYOPTERIDACEAE - Wood Fern Family
MARSILEACEAE - Marsilea Family
POLYPODIACEAE - Polypody Family
PTERIDACEAE - Brake Family
CONIFERS
CUPRESSACEAE - Cypress Family
PINACEAE - Pine Family
GNETALES
EPHEDRACEAE - Ephedra Family
ANGIOSPERMS: MAGNOLIIDS-LAURALES
CALYCANTHACEAE- Sweet Shrub or Calycanthus Family
LAURACEAE - Laurel Family
ANGIOSPERMS: MAGNOLIIDS-PIPERALES
SAURURACEAE - Lizard's Tail Family
ANGIOSPERMS: CERATOPHYLLALES
CERATOPHYLLACEAE - Hornwort Family
ANGIOSPERMS: MONOCOTS
AGAVACEAE - Agave Family
ALISMATACEAE - Water Plantain Family
ALLIACEAE - Onion Family
AMARYLLIDACEAE - Amaryllis Family
APONOGETONACEAE - Cape-Pondweed Family
ARACEAE - Arum/Duckweed Family
ARECACEAE (Palmae) - Palm Family
ASPARAGACEAE - Asparagus Family
ASPHODELACEAE - Asphodel Family
COMMELINACEAE - Spiderwort Family
CONVALLARIACEAE - Lily-of-the-Valley Family
CYPERACEAE - Sedge Family
HYACINTHACEAE - Hyacinth Family
HYDROCHARITACEAE - Waterweed Family
IRIDACEAE - Iris Family
JUNCACEAE - Rush Family
JUNCAGINACEAE - Arrow-Grass Family
LILIACEAE - Lily Family
MELANTHIACEAE - Bunch Flower or Camas Family
NOLINACEAE - Nolina Family
ORCHIDACEAE - Orchid Family
POACEAE (GRAMINEAE) - Grass Family
PONTEDERIACEAE - Pickerel Weed Family
POTAMOGETONACEAE - Pondweed Family
THEMIDACEAE - Brodiaea Family
TYPHACEAE - Cattail Family
ZANNICHELLIACEAE - Horned-Pondweed Family
ZOSTERACEAE - Eel-Grass Family
ANGIOSPERMS: EUDICOTS
ACANTHACEAE - Acanthus Family
ACERACEAE - Maple Family
ADOXACEAE - Adoxa Family
AIZOACEAE - Fig-Marigold Family
AMARANTHACEAE - Amaranth Family
ANACARDIACEAE - Sumac or Cashew Family
APIACEAE (UMBELLIFERAE) - Carrot Family
APOCYNACEAE - Dogbane Family
APODANTHACEAE - Apodanthes Family
ARALIACEAE - Ginseng Family
ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) - Sunflower Family
BASELLACEAE - Basella Family
BATACEAE - Saltwort Family
BERBERIDACEAE - Barberry Family
BETULACEAE - Birch Family
BIGNONIACEAE - Bignonia Family
BORAGINACEAE - Borage Family
BRASSICACEAE (CRUCIFERAE) - Mustard Family
BURSERACEAE - Torchwood Family
CACTACEAE - Cactus Family
CAMPANULACEAE - Bellflower Family
CANNABACEAE - Hemp Family
CAPPARACEAE - Caper Family
CAPRIFOLIACEAE - Honeysuckle Family
CARYOPHYLLACEAE - Pink Family
CELASTRACEAE - Staff Tree Family
CISTACEAE - Rock-Rose Family
CONVOLVULACEAE - Morning-Glory Family
CORNACEAE - Dogwood Family
CRASSULACEAE - Stonecrop Family
CROSSOSOMATACEAE - Crossosoma Family
CUCURBITACEAE - Gourd Family
DATISCACEAE - Datisca Family
DIPSACACEAE - Teasel Family
EBENACEAE - Ebony Family
EHRETIACEAE - Ehretia Family
ELAEAGNACEAE - Oleaster Family
ELATINACEAE - Waterwort Family
ERICACEAE - Heath Family
EUPHORBIACEAE - Spurge Family
FABACEAE - Legume Family
FAGACEAE - Oak Family
FOUQUIERIACEAE - Ocotillo Family
FRANKENIACEAE - Frankenia Family
GARRYACEAE - Silk Tassel Family
GENTIANACEAE - Gentian Family
GERANIACEAE - Geranium Family
GROSSULARIACEAE - Gooseberry Family
HALORAGACEAE - Water-Milfoil Family
HELIOTROPACEAE - Heliotrope Family
HYDROPHYLLACEAE - Waterleaf Family
HYPERICACEAE - St. John's Wort Family
JUGLANDACEAE - Walnut Family
KRAMERIACEAE - Rhatany Family
LAMIACEAE (Labiatae) - Mint Family
LENNOACEAE - Lennoa Family
LIMNANTHACEAE - Meadowfoam Family
LINACEAE - Flax Family
LOASACEAE - Loasa Family
LYTHRACEAE - Loosestrife Family
MALVACEAE - Mallow Family
MARTYNIACEAE - Unicorn Plant Family
MELIACEAE - Mahogany Family
MOLLUGINACEAE - Carpetweed Family
MORACEAE - Mulberry Family
MYRTACEAE - Myrtle Family
NELUMBONACEAE - Lotus Family
NYCTAGINACEAE - Four O'clock Family
OLEACEAE - Olive Family
ONAGRACEAE - Evening Primrose Family
OROBANCHACEAE - Broom-Rape Family
OXALIDACEAE - Oxalis Family
PAEONIACEAE - Peony Family
PAPAVERACEAE - Poppy Family
PHRYMACEAE Hopseed Family
PHYLLANTHACEAE Phyllanthus Family
PHYTOLACCACEAE - Pokeweed Family
PICRODENDRACEAE Picrodendron Family
PITTOSPORACEAE - Pittosporum Family
PLANTAGINACEAE - Plantain Family
PLATANACEAE - Plane Tree or Sycamore Family
PLUMBAGINACEAE - Leadwort Family
POLEMONIACEAE - Phlox Family
POLYGALACEAE - Milkwort Family
POLYGONACEAE - Buckwheat Family
PORTULACACEAE - Purslane Family
PRIMULACEAE - Primrose Family
RANUNCULACEAE - Buttercup Family
RESEDACEAE - Mignonette Family
RHAMNACEAE - Buckthorn Family
ROSACEAE - Rose Family
RUBIACEAE - Madder or Coffee Family
RUTACEAE - Rue or Citrus Family
SALICACEAE - Willow Family
SAPINDACEAE Soapberry Family
SAXIFRAGACEAE - Saxifrage Family
SCROPHULARIACEAE S.S. - Figwort Family
SIMAROUBACEAE - Quassia or Simarouba Family
SIMMONDSIACEAE - Jojoba Family
SOLANACEAE - Nightshade Family
STYRACACEAE - Storax Family
TAMARICACEAE - Tamarisk Family
TROPAEOLACEAE - Nasturtium Family
ULMACEAE - Elm Family
URTICACEAE - Nettle Family
VALERIANACEAE - Valerian Family
VERBENACEAE - Vervain Family
VIOLACEAE - Violet Family
VISCACEAE - Mistletoe Family
VITACEAE - Grape Family
VERBENACEAE
ZYGOPHYLLACEAE - Caltrop Family
The following symbols are used in the checklist to indicate:
* a taxon that is not native to the county, but has become naturalized, meaning that the taxon is persisting or spreading in natural, non-cultivated areas.
! a taxon that is an addition to the county not listed in A Flora of San Diego County.
a taxon that is not listed in The Jepson Manual, 1996. Note that some of these may be cited anecdotally there, but not officially listed.
? a taxon that is doubtfully found in the county and has certainly or probably been misidentified in the past.
{ } taxon documentation of herbarium vouchers, the herbarium acronym and either the accession number or, in some cases, the collector and collection number.
[ ] synonyms found in A Flora of San Diego County or in recent research publications and pertinent notes or citations. (Note that full synonomy for taxa is not listed.)

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