Flora Pittsburghensis

Alphabetical List of Families

We also have the list of families in the traditional botanical order found in the Check List of the Vascular Flora of Allegheny County.

Aceraceae (Maple Family)

Aizoaceae (Carpetweed Family)

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)

Araceae (Arum Family)

Araliaceae (Ginseng Family)

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

Balsaminaceae (Touch-Me-Not Family)

Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)

Bignoniaceae (Bignonia Family)

Boraginaceae (Forget-Me-Not Family)

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)

Cannabaceae or Cannabinaceae (Hemp Family)

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Celastraceae (Staff-Tree Family)

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Cistaceae (Rockrose Family)

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family)

Compositae or Asteraceae (Composite, Aster, or Daisy Family)

Convolvulaceae (Morning-Glory Family)

Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)

Crassulacae (Sedum Family)

Cruciferae or Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Cucurbitaceae (Gourd Family)

Dioscoreaceae (Yam Family)

Dipsacaceae (Teasel Family)

Ebenaceae (Ebony Family)

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

Hamamelidaceae (Witch-Hazel Family)

Hippocastanaceae (Horse-Chestnut Family)

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)

Hypericaceae (St. John’s-Wort Family)

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Labiatae or Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Lauraceae (Bay Family)

Leguminosae or Fabaceae (Pea Family)


Liliaceae (Lily Family).—Note that this family is broken into multiple families and even different orders by current botanists.

Limnanthaceae (False-Mermaid Family)

Linaceae (Flax Family)

Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)

Magnoliaceae (Magnolia Family)

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Menispermaceae (Moonseed Family)

Nymphaceae (Water-Lily Family)

Nyssaceae (Tupelo Family)

Oleaceae (Olive Family)

Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Orobanchaceae (Broomrape Family)

Oxalidaceae (Wood-Sorrel Family)

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

Phytolaccaceae (Pokeweed Family)

Plataginaceae (Plantain Family)

Platanaceae (Plane Family)

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)

Polygonaceae (Knotweed Family)

Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)

Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

Pyrolaceae (Wintergreen Family)

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Rubiaceae (Bedstraw or Madder Family)

Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family)

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Simaroubaceae (Quassia Family)

Solanaceae (Tomato Family)

Staphyleaceae (Bladdernut Family)

Tiliaceae (Linden Family)

Umbelliferae or Apiaceae (Parsley Family)

Urticaceae (Nettle Family)

Verbenaceae (Vervain Family)

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Vitaceae (Vine or Grape Family)