Scrophulariaceae Gallery - the Figwort family

Within the plant order Lamiales, the Figwort family has recently been slimmed down drastically as molecular studies (DNA analysis) have shown many of the genera previously placed in the 'scrophs' to be polyphylletic (not closely related in evolutionary terms). Many of those genera were transferred to other families within the Lamiales, notably the Plantaginaceae and Orobanchaceae. The Figwort family is still quite large: it contains nearly 1600 species.

These thumbnail pictures have links to larger photographs and information about each of the species, their habitat needs and an identification guide.

We have used the scientific names to identify species in this table, but if you prefer to use common names we have also listed all species covered on the First Nature website in alphabetical order of Common Names...

There is also the option to see all species listed in order of Scientific Names or Botanical Families or Dominant Colour.

Introduction to wild flower families...

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