The Wide World of Angiosperms

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Classification of Plants
  Plant Names
  The Wide World of Angiosperms
  Dicot Plants
  What Exactly is A Fruit

There are approximately 250,000 known species of angiosperms. The table below lists angiosperm plants divided into the dicot and monocot classes and further divided into families and genus. The binomial nomenclature is in italics and the common name is in parentheses. The approximate number of species is listed after the common name. Each species may have numerous cultivars (the daylily has over 30,000) that are developed for specific traits and adapted to different growing conditions. Some cultivars improve crop yield and others are grown because of their unique appearance or taste.