Division Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants)Classes of the Division Magnoliophyta Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Can't find the classes you are looking for? Note:
Classes on this list are only those contained
in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include
all Park classes from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.
Also note: where the class name ends with '_class', it means that the class
name has not yet been agreed upon by taxonomists for this group,
or that it was not identified to this level.
In Case You Didn't Know ...
From the delicate flowers of the field bluets ... to the audacious blossoms of the water lily ... to the high-hanging rather obscure pedals of the maple ... all display the wide variety of flowers that set this division of the Plant kingdom apart from all others.
In addition to the few hundred species of flowering plants historically known to inhabit the Park, DLIA-sponsored inventories have added an amazing 58 more new discoveries.