Additional Information About Plant Families

Some knowledge about the family of a plant can also help inform you how to germinate the seeds, grow the plant and how the seedling looks.

List of Plant Families

Here is a brief list of some plant families (there are many hundreds of families):

  • Apiaceae - Celery or Carrot Family
  • Apocynaceae - Periwinkle Family
  • Asteraceae - Daisy Family
  • Bignoniaceae - Bignonia Family
  • Boraginaceae - Forget-me-Not Family
  • Brassicaceae - Cabbage Family
  • Caesalpiniaceae - Bean Family
  • Fabaceae - Bean Family
  • Mimosaceae - Bean Family
  • Papilionaceae - Bean Family
  • Campanulaceae - Bellflower Family
  • Caryophyllaceae - Pink Family
  • Clusiaceae - St. John's Wort Family
  • Convolvulaceae - Bindweed Family
  • Ericaceae - Heath Family
  • Geraniaceae - Geranium Family
  • Gesneriaceae - African Violet Family
  • Hydrophyllaceae - Waterleaf Family
  • Iridaceae - Iris Family
  • Lamiaceae - Mint or Nettle Family
  • Liliaceae - Lily Family
  • Malvaceae - Mallow Family
  • Musaceae - Banana Family
  • Oxalidaceae - Wood Sorrel Family
  • Papaveraceae - Poppy Family
  • Plumbaginaceae - Leadwort Family
  • Polemoniaceae - Phlox Family
  • Primulaceae - Primrose Family
  • Ranunculaceae - Buttercup Family
  • Rosaceae - Rose Family
  • Rubiaceae - Bedstraw Family
  • Saxifragaceae - Saxifrage Family
  • Scrophulariaceae - Figwort Family
  • Solanaceae - Potato Family
  • Violaceae - Violet Family

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