Order Dipsacales is thought to be fairly highly evolved as it shows some
advanced features like irregular petals, and fewer stamens than petals in a
flower. Most species have leaves that grow in opposite pairs or in whorls
on the stem. There are four families: the Honeysuckle Family
(Caprifoliaceae), the Teasel Family (Dipsacaceae), the Moschatel Family
(Adoxaceae) and the Valerian Family (Valarianaceae). Valerian is used in
folk medicine and its flowers are shown here.
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