III. Spiderwort Subclass

-- terrestrial herbs; 2 or more fused carpels; perianth is either well-developed or reduced

..... Basal entire leaves Alternate entire
section III.2.1not petal-like; no petals either not in axils or not hidden fls in spikes or heads ..... .....
0 3-6 3-6 0/0 3-6 0 1 ..... 20.818 Sparganiaceae (bur-reed) 1. Sparganium (bur-reed) AE
0 x 2-5 0/0 x 0 1 ..... 21.820 Typhaceae (cattail) 1. Typha (cattail)
section III.1.3  petals present; petal-like ..... .....
3 3 6 (3) ..... 15.654 Commelinaceae (spiderwort) 1.Tradescantia (spiderwort) 2.Murdannia keisak 3.Commelina (dayflower)
section III.1.4 ..... .....
3 3 3 3 14.652 Xyridaceae (yellow-eyed grass) 1.Xyris .....