Scrophulariaceae (weeds)

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Scrophulariaceae (weeds) - (figwort family)

The family includes mainly herbaceous species. The flowers have bilateral or rarely radial symmetry. Based on genetic analyses, the taxonomy of this family has been revised around 2000 and now excludes groups like the Orobanchaceae or the Plantaginaceae (also called Veronicaceae). Definition of the family is presently mainly based on the DNA structure of its members.

The following genera and individual species are currently entered under Scrophulariaceae: