This page applies only to those plant families identified within the Wildflowers of Escambia site. When the page has loaded, scroll down to find the general plant family description.
Diapensiaceae (Diapensia) -- Evergreen shrubs or small tufted shrubs with solitary or clustered pink or white flowers.
The flowers are radially symmetrical. The calyx and corolla each are five-lobed. There are five stamens that may be united into a tube. All parts are attached at the base of the ovary.
The leaves are simple (one whole part), alternate or opposite on the stem.
Fruit is a capsule.
Worldwide there are six genera and about 10 species. The plants are native to the Northern Hemisphere and are often grown in alpine and rock gardens.
There are no records of any family members having resided in the Escambia region.
Dionaeaceae (Venus Flytrap) -- There is only one known species in this family. At this date no Venus Flytrap has been reported in the Escambia region.
Dipsacaceae (Teasel) -- The family is made up of herbs with flowers clustered in dense heads.
Droseraceae (Sundew) -- Plant members are insectivorus herbs. mostly of acidic bogs, with flowers in a raceme or openly branched clusters.