Classifying vascular plants within clades of a phylogenic tree helps to learn their evolutionary history. This tree provides additional interpretive material that describes how plant classifications develop from innovative evolutionary traits. Hover over a divergence icon () at the nodes of the phylogenic tree to discover the shared characteristics that plant families derived from their common ancestors. For a more complete and detailed phylogeny, click here.
Photo credits: Robert L. Carr, G. D. Carr, Sophia Elena Eichholz, Ben Legler, Paul Slichter, Sage Stowell, Dana Visalli