Plumbaginaceae or Leadwort Family is from the order of Caryophyllales. Plumbum is Latin for lead and ago meaning resmblance. Most members of this family are perennials, lianas, herbaceous plants, and a few shrubs. Plumbaginaceae includes about 30 genera and about 725 species.
Plumbaginaceae flowers are usually spikes or racemes. They are bisexual and actinomorphic. The fruit is achene or circumscissile capsule. The plants usualling grow in salty marshes and coastal locations. They are mostly ornamental. Some have medicinal uses.
Plumbaginaceae sub-families include:
Genera in the Plumbaginaceae family of plants include: