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The sepals, collectively.
Entry link: Calyx


Freshwater Crayfish Family. This is the largest of the four families of freshwater crayfish and is comprised of over 400 species. Most are native to the United States east of the Great Divide and Mexico.

Entry link: Cambaridae


Bellflower Family. Comprised of 84 genera and about 2,400 species of mostly herbaceous (woody), perennial plants. Members of this family usually have many showy, blue or white, bell-like flowers.
Entry link: Campanulaceae


Honeysuckle Family. Comprised of 42 genera and 890 species. Well known for its many ornamental shrubs and vines. Members are trees, shrubs, vines or herbs and recognizable by their opposite leaves.

Entry link: Caprifoliaceae


A dry, splitting fruit that grows from more than one carpel, usually with several or many seeds.
Entry link: Capsule


The basic female unit of a flower that bears the ovules; several may be united to form a compound pistil.
Entry link: Carpel


Pink or Carnation Family. Comprised of 100 genera and 2,200 species of herbaceous annuals and perennials. Most are cultivated as garden ornamentals or cut flowers for the floral industry. Members of this family usually have swollen leaf joints, simple undivided leaves, a calyx with five lobes, no stipules, flowers with four or five petals, white, pink or red flowers (rarely yellow, but never blue).
Entry link: Caryophyllaceae


A dense spike of many flowers with no petals.
Entry link: Catkin


Staff-Tree Family. Comprised of about 55 genera of woody vines, shrubs, and trees that are native to tropical and temperate zones. Fruit are typically colorful, leaves are leathery and flowers are small, with four to five sepals and petals.

Entry link: Celastraceae


Long-horned Beetle Family. Comprised of about 25,000 species of beetles whose common name is derived from the extremely long antennae of most species.

Entry link: Cerambycidae

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