Northern Utah's Flowering Plant Families

he data presented here are derived from Shaw (1989). They are not guaranteed for accuracy (because of my counting ability, not Shaw's treatment). My purpose in providing the list is simply to provide an idea of the relative abundance of the various flowering plant families in northern Utah. They are listed in order of the number of their species. For families with an equal number of species, those with more native species are listed first. For an alphabetical listing of the families, click here. Some of the families are linked to descriptive material (or will be shortly).

Rank

Group

Family

Native

Species

Introduced

Species

Total

Species

1

Dicot Asteraceae

222

53

275

2

Monocot Poaceae

121

51

172

3

Dicot Brassicaceae

71

45

116

4

Monocot Cyperaceae

95

0

95

5

Dicot Fabaceae

62

27

89

6

Dicot Scrophulariaceae

63

14

77

7

Dicot Rosaceae

47

30

77

8

Dicot Ranunculaceae

43

7

50

9

Dicot Boraginaceae

39

10

49

10

Dicot Caryophyllaceae

27

19

46

11

Dicot Apiaceae

36

4

40

12

Dicot Polygonaceae

31

9

40

13

Monocot Liliaceae

25

13

38

14

Dicot Chenopodiaceae

25

9

34

15

Dicot Onagraceae

32

1

33

16

Dicot Lamiaceae

13

17

30

17

Dicot Polemoniaceae

28

1

29

18

Dicot Salicaceae

22

4

26

19

Monocot Juncaceae

24

0

24

20

Dicot Caprifoliaceae

8

16

24

21

Dicot Saxifragaceae

19

1

20

22

Monocot Orchidaceae

19

0

19

23

Dicot Solanaceae

2

16

18

24

Dicot Malvaceae

9

6

15

25

Dicot Euphorbiaceae

4

11

15

26

Monocot Potamogetonaceae

13

1

14

27

Dicot Ericaceae

12

1

13

28

Dicot Primulaceae

11

2

13

29

Dicot Crassulaceae

5

8

13

30

Dicot Aceraceae

3

10

13

31

Dicot Hydrophyllaceae

11

1

12

32

Dicot Gentianaceae

11

0

11

33

Dicot Oleaceae

0

11

11

34

Dicot Portulacaceae

8

2

10

35

Monocot Iridaceae

2

8

10

36

Dicot Grossulariaceae

9

0

9

37

Dicot Violaceae

8

1

9

38

Dicot Rubiaceae

7

2

9

39

Dicot Pyrolaceae

8

0

8

40

Monocot Lemnaceae

7

0

7

41

Dicot Asclepiadaceae

6

1

7

42

Dicot Cuscutaceae

6

1

7

43

Dicot Geraniaceae

5

2

7

44

Dicot Apocynaceae

3

4

7

45

Dicot Betulaceae

2

5

7

46

Dicot Celastraceae

1

6

7

47

Dicot Papaveraceae

1

6

7

48

Dicot Cactaceae

6

0

6

49

Dicot Plantaginaceae

5

1

6

50

Dicot Valerianaceae

4

2

6

51

Dicot Anacardiaceae

3

3

6

52

Dicot Berberidaceae

1

5

6

53

Dicot Fagaceae

1

5

6

54

Dicot Ulmaceae

1

5

6

55

Dicot Cucurbitaceae

0

6

6

56

Dicot Amaranthaceae

0

6

6

57

Dicot Campanulaceae

4

1

5

58

Dicot Fumariaceae

3

2

5

59

Dicot Hydrangiaceae

2

3

5

60

Monocot Amaryllidaceae

0

5

5

61

Monocot Sparganiaceae

4

0

4

62

Dicot Orobanchaceae

4

0

4

63

Dicot Viscaceae

4

0

4

64

Dicot Nyctaginaceae

3

1

4

65

Dicot Rhamnaceae

3

1

4

66

Dicot Convolvulaceae

3

2

5

67

Dicot Araliaceae

0

4

4

68

Dicot Gesneriaceae

0

4

0

69

Dicot Hippocastanaceae

0

4

4

70

Dicot Tiliaceae

0

4

4

71

Monocot Juncaginaceae

3

0

3

72

Monocot Typhaceae

3

0

3

73

Dicot Callitrichaceae

3

0

3

74

Dicot Capparaceae

3

0

3

75

Dicot Lentibulariaceae

3

0

3

76

Dicot Loasaceae

3

0

3

77

Dicot Clusiaceae

2

1

3

78

Dicot Eleagnaceae

2

1

3

79

Dicot Linaceae

2

1

3

80

Dicot Lythraceae

1

2

3

81

Monocot Agavaceae

0

3

3

82

Monocot Alismataceae

0

3

3

83

Monocot Commelinaceae

0

3

3

84

Dicot Juglandaceae

0

3

3

85

Dicot Vitaceae

0

3

3

86

Dicot Bignoniaceae

0

3

3

87

Dicot Caesalpinaceae

0

3

3

88

Monocot Hydrocharitaceae

2

0

2

89

Dicot Elatinaceae

2

0

2

90

Dicot Urticaceae

2

0

2

91

Monocot Najadaceae

1

1

2

92

Dicot Cannabaceae

1

1

2

93

Dicot Haloragaceae

1

1

2

94

Dicot Paeoniaceae

1

1

2

95

Dicot Dipsaceae

0

2

2

96

Dicot Magnoliaceae

0

2

2

97

Dicot Oxalidaceae

0

2

2

98

Dicot Platanaceae

0

2

2

99

Dicot Verbenaceae

0

2

2

100

Dicot Begoniaceae

0

2

2

101

Monocot Ruppiaceae

1

0

1

102

Monocot Zannichelliaceae

1

0

1

103

Dicot Ceratophyllaceae

1

0

1

104

Dicot Cornaceae

1

0

1

105

Dicot Crossomataceae

1

0

1

106

Dicot Hippuridaceae

1

0

1

107

Dicot Limnanthaceae

1

0

1

108

Dicot Menyanthaceae

1

0

1

109

Dicot Nymphaceae

1

0

1

110

Dicot Santalaceae

1

0

1

111

Monocot Cannaceae

0

1

1

112

Dicot Sapindaceae

0

1

1

113

Dicot Moraceae

0

1

1

114

Dicot Simaroubaceae

0

1

1

115

Dicot Tamaricaceae

0

1

1

116

Dicot Tropaeolaceae

0

1

1

117

Dicot Zygophyllaceae

0

1

1

118

Dicot Acanthaceae

0

1

1

119

Dicot Aizoaceae

0

1

1

120

Dicot Balsaminaceae

0

1

1

121

Dicot Buddlejaceae

0

1

1