The Magnliopsida Class is split into smaller groups, called Orders. Below is a list of some Magnoliopsida Orders:
Apiales: Includes Carrots and Queen Anne's Lace.
Asterales: Many "ray flowers" are in this group. Rays are flat petals that extend from a large central point. Includes Sunflowers, Black-eyed Susans, Dandelions, Daisies, and Lettuces.
Caryophyllales: Many weeds are in this Order. Includes Pokeweed and Lamb's Quarters.
Celastrales: Many trees, shrubs, and woody vines are in this Order. Includes Hollies, and Bittersweet.
Cornales: Includes Dogwoods.
Dipsacales: Includes Honeysuckles and Elderberry.
Ericales: Includes Blueberries.
Fabales: Includes Peas and Clovers.
Fagales: Many deciduous trees are in this Order. Includes Oaks, Beech, Birches, and Hornbeam.
Gentianales: Includes Milkweeds.
Geraniales: Includes Jewelweeds.
Hamamelidales: This Order consists of trees and shrubs. Includes Sycamores, Witch Hazel, and Sweetgum.
Juglandales: Includes Hickories and Walnuts.
Laurales: Many shrubs are in this Order. Includes Mountain Laurel, Sassafras, and Spicebush.
Magnoliales: Includes Magnolias and Yellow Poplar.
Piperales: Includes Lizard's Tail.
Plantaginales: Includes Plantains.
Ranunculales: Includes Buttercups, Clematis, Marsh Marigold, and Columbines.
Rhamnales: Includes Grapes and Virginia Creeper.
Rosales: Includes Blackberries, Meadowsweet, Cherries, Hawthorns, Cinquefoils, Strawberries, and Roses.
Rubiales: Includes Buttonbush.
Salicales: Many deciduous trees and shrubs are in this Order. Includes Willows, Poplars, Cottonwoods, and Aspens.
Sapindales: Many trees, shrubs, and woody vines are in this Order. Includes Maples, Sumac, and Poison Ivy.
Scrophulariales: Includes Bladderworts and Trumpet Creeper.
Solanales: Includes Potatoes, Dodders, and Jimsonweed.
Urticales: Includes Elms.
Violales: Includes Violets.
All of the Orders above have been split into smaller groups, called Families. Families are then split into Genera. Remember, as each group gets smaller, organisms in that group are more and more alike. Each Genus will contain individual Species.
Information on specific Families and Genera is not included on this website, but you can find out which groups a species belongs to by checking the Classification Box at the bottom of each Species Page. See the example of an Common Dandelion below: