Class Magnoliopsida

Class Magnoliopsida

By chuck - Posted on 26 September 2010

Class Information: 

This class of the plant kingdom is the one that most people think of when someone mentions the word, "plant". Along with the lilies class, it includes what are considered "the flowering plants". See below for the rather large variety of orders (sub group of class) included in this class.

The common name "Dicots" deserves an explanation.  It is short for two cotyledons, what science refers to as "embrionic leaves".  Cotyledons are leaves that form inside these flowering plants' seeds.  When they germinate, these become the plants' first leaves.  They stay until the permanent leaves begin to grow.  Monocots (see Class Liliopsida) have only one cotyledon.

Class Common Name: 
Magnoliophyta (division)


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Orders of Class Magnoliopsida

Order Common Name Photo Example Where?
Apiales Carrots and Ginseng (NA) here
Aristolochiales Birthworts and Ginger (NA) here
Asterales Asters, Daisies, Snakeroots, etc. (NA) here
Campanulales Cardinal flower, lobelias, etc. (NA) here
Capparales Mustards, Cresses, etc. (NA) here
Caryophyllales Chickweeds, Amaranths, Purslane, Pokeweed, etc. (NA) here
Celastrales Holies, Bittersweets, etc. (NA) here
Ceratophyllales Hornworts (NA) here
Cornales Dogwoods and Black Gum (NA) here
Diapensiales Galax, etc. (NA) here
Dipsacales Honeysuckles, Viburnums, etc. (NA) here
Ebenales Silverbells, Persimmon, etc. (NA) here
Ericales Rhododendrons, Blueberries, etc. (NA) here
Euphorbiales Mercuries, Spurges, etc. (NA) here
Fabales Clovers, etc. (NA) here
Fagales Oaks, Birches, Chestnuts, etc. (NA) here
Gentianales Milkweeds, Gentians, Periwinkles, etc. (NA) here
Geraniales Geraniums, Sorrels, Impatiens, etc. (NA) here
Haloragales Water milfoils (NA) here
Hamamelidales Witch-hazels, Sweetgum, Sycamore, etc. (NA) here
Juglandales Hickories and Walnuts (NA) here
Lamiales Mints, Scullcaps, Nettles, etc. (NA) here
Laurales Sweetshrubs, Spicebushes and Sassafras (NA) here
Linales Flaxes (NA) here
Magnoliales Magnolias, Poplars, Paw-paw, etc. (NA) here
Malvales Basswoods, Mallows, etc. (NA) here
Myrtales Nightshades, Primroses, Seedboxes, etc. (NA) here
Nepenthales Carnivorous plants (NA) here
Papaverales Corydalis, Bloodroot, etc. (NA) here
Plantaginales Plantains (NA) here
Podostemales Riverweeds (NA) here
Polygonales Smartweeds, Docks and Buckwheat (NA) here
Primulales Loosestrifes, Samolus, etc. (NA) here
Ranunculales Buttercups, Anemone, etc. (NA) here
Rhamnales Grapes, Olives, Virginia Creeper, etc. (NA) here
Rosales Roses, Various Fruits, Hawthorns, etc. (NA) here
Rubiales Bedstraws, Bluets, etc. (NA) here
Salicales Populars and Willows (NA) here
Santalales Mistletoes, Buffalo-nut, Piratebush (NA) here
Sapindales Maples, Sumacs, Buckeyes, etc. (NA) here
Scrophulariales Ashes, Gerardia, Speedwell, etc. (NA) here
Solanales Phlox, Ground-cherry, Morning-glory, etc. (NA) here
Theales St Johns Worts and Stewartia (NA) here
Urticales Mulberries, Hackberries, Elms, etc. (NA) here
Violales Violets, Frostweeds, Melons, etc. (NA) here

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