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Asteraceae
The Aster Family
Plantae Angiosperms Eudicots Asterids Astrales
The family Asteraceae or Compositae (known as the aster, daisy, or sunflower family) is the second largest family of flowering plants, in terms of number of species.

The name Asteraceae is derived from the type genus Aster, while Compositae, an older but still valid[4] name, means composite and refers to the characteristic inflorescence, a special type of pseudanthium found in only a few other angiosperm families. The study of this family is known as synantherology.

According to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, the family comprises more than 1,600 genera and 23,000 species. The largest genera are Senecio (1,500 species), Vernonia (1,000 species), Cousinia (600 species) and Centaurea (600 species). The circumscription of the genera is often problematic and some of these have been frequently divided into minor subgroups.[5]

Asteraceae are cosmopolitan, but most common in the temperate regions and tropical mountains.

The largest genera are
Senecio (1,500 species)
Vernonia (1,000 species)
Cousinia (600 species)
Centaurea (600 species)


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Asteraceae, The Aster Family
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The Family Asteraceae
belongs to the Order of Asterales



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What's This?

Asteraceae
Asterales
Asterales
Star Order (Daisies)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus

Number of Species: 23000
Number of Genera: 1600


Senecio Genus
String of Bananas Dusty Miller Plant Common Groundsel
Vernonia Genus
Tall Ironweed Ironweed
Centaurea Genus
Centaurea Cornflower Common Knapweed Common Cornflower
Achillea Genus
Yellow Yarrow/Gold Yarrow Yarrow Yarrow Common Yarrow Yellow Yarrow White Yarrows
Ambrosia Genus
Ragweed Ragweed
Anaphalis Genus
Western Pearly Everlasting
Anthemis Genus
Mayweed Chamomile Marguerite Daisy
Argyranthemum Genus
Argyranthemum 'Miss Pink'
Arnica Genus
Parry's Arnica
Artemisia Genus
Big Sagebrush Wormwood Absinthe Three-tip Sagebrush Wormwood ('Oriental Limelight' shown) Big Sagebrush Shrub
Aster Genus
New England Aster
Baccharis Genus
Mule Fat
Balsamorhiza Genus
Arrowleaf Balsam Root
Bartlettina Genus
Bartlettina Bartlettina
Bellis Genus
Daisy White English Daisy Flower Red English Daisy Flower Small Pink English Daisy
Callistephus Genus
Chinese Aster
Centaurea Genus
Centaurea Cornflower Common Knapweed Common Cornflower
Centratherum Genus
Brazilian Bachelor's Button, Brazilian Button Flower, Larkdaisy
Chrysanthemum Genus
Ox-eye Daisy Garden Mum Crisantemo Branco, Chrysanthemun White
Cichorium Genus
Chicory Common Chicory Endive, Chicory Radicchio, Palla Rosa Ashalim
Cirsium Genus
Bull Thistle Arizona Thistle Field Thistle Wavy leaf Thistle
Conyza Genus
Horseweed Horseweed
Coreopsis Genus
Coreopsis Tickseed Flower
Cosmos Genus
Orange Cosmos, Sulfur Cosmos, Yellow Cosmos
Echinacea Genus
Echinacea Coneflower
Echinops Genus
Great Globe Thistle
Erigeron Genus
Spreading Fleabane Seaside daisy Daisy Fleabane Spreading Fleabane, Daisy
Eupatorium Genus
Joe-Pye Weed Hemp-agrimony Joe-pye Weed
Eurybia Genus
Thickstem Aster
Euryops Genus
Golden Euryops, Golden Daisy Bush
Gaillardia Genus
Gorgeous Red and Yellow  Gaillardia fanfare Flower Indian Blanket Flower , Gaillardia 'Fanfare'
Gerbera Genus
Gerbera Daisy
Grindelia Genus
Curly Cup Gumweed - Grindelia squarrosa
Helenium Genus
Helen's flower
Helianthus Genus
Sunflower Sunflower Sunflower Sunflower Sunflower True Sunflower
Heterotheca Genus
Hairy False Goldenaster
Hieracium Genus
Spotted Hawkweed
Lactuca Genus
Lettuce in Bloom Lettuce Wild Lettuce, Opium Lettuce Wild Lettuce, Compass Plant - Lactuca serriola
Leucanthemum Genus
Ox-eye Daisy Crisantemo Branco, Chrysanthemun White
Liatris Genus
Gayfeather Plant, Dense Blazing Star Blazing Stars
Machaeranthera Genus
Hoary Tansy Aster Mountain Aster
Matricaria Genus
Pineapple Weed Pineapple Weed
Onopordum Genus
Scotch Thistle, Cotton Thistle
Osteospermum Genus
Cape Daisy African Daisy Yellow African Daisy Trailing African Daisy Trailing African Daisy Trailing African Daisy
Parthenium Genus
Feverfew
Pericallis Genus
Cineraria (Pericallis)
Rudbeckia Genus
Orange Coneflower Black Eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan Western Coneflower Western Coneflower Black-eyed Susan ('Goldsturm' shown)
Senecio Genus
String of Bananas Dusty Miller Plant Common Groundsel
Silphium Genus
Silphium integrifolium Michx.
Silybum Genus
Milk Thistle
Solidago Genus
Seaside Goldenrod Goldenrod ('Gold Spangles' shown)
Sonchus Genus
Common Sow Thistle Sonchus Sow thistle
Symphyotrichum Genus
New England Aster
Tagetes Genus
Tagetes patula 'Mr. Magestic'/ Fench Marigold Marigold Orange Marigold
Tanacetum Genus
Tansy Tansy Tansy Feverfew Feverfew Tansy
Taraxacum Genus
Dandelion Dandelion Dandelion Brazilian Dandelion Dandelion - Make a Wish Flower Dandelion
Tithonia Genus
Bright orange flower, 2-3 ft tall plant
Tragopogon Genus
Purple Salsify Western Yellow Salsify
Vernonia Genus
Tall Ironweed Ironweed
Viguiera Genus
Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye Showy Goldeneye
Wyethia Genus
Mule's Ear - Yellow Sunflower
Xanthium Genus
Rough Cocclebur
Zinnia Genus
Zinnia Zinnia Zinnia Pink Zinnia Flower

Number of Species per Genus  

Senecio

1,500

Vernonia

1,000

Cousinia

600

Centaurea

600

Aaronsohnia

Acanthospermum

Achillea

Achyrachaena

Achyrocline

Acmella

Acourtia

Acrisione

Acroptilon

Actinoseris

Adenocaulon

Adenophyllum

Adenostyles

Ageratina

Ageratum

Agoseris

Ainsliaea

Amauriopsis

Amberboa

Ambrosia

Anacyclus

Anaphalis

Andryala

Anisopappus

Antennaria

Anthemis

Antillanthus

Aposeris

Arctium

Arctotheca

Arctotis

Argyranthemum

Argyroxiphium

Arnica

Arnoglossum

Arnoseris

Artemisia

Aster

Asteriscus

Athroisma

Atractylis

Baccharis

BahiaAsteraceae

Bahiopsis

Baileya

Balsamorhiza

Bartlettina

Bebbia

Bellidiastrum

Bellis

Bellium

Berkheya

Bidens

Blennosperma

Blumea

Boltonia

Borrichia

Brachyglottis

Brachyscome

Bracteantha

Brickellia

Buphthalmum

Cacaliopsis

Calea

Calendula

Callistephus

Calocephalus

Calotis

Calycoseris

Calyptocarpus

Canadanthus

Carduncellus

Carduus

Carlina

Carthamus

Catananche

Caucasalia

Celmisia

Centaurea

Centratherum

Chaenactis

Chaetopappa

Chamaemelum

Cheirolophus

Chiliotrichum

Chimantaea

Chondrilla

Chromolaena

Chrysactinia

Chrysanthemoides

Chrysanthemum

Chrysogonum

Chuquiraga

Cicerbita

Cichorium

Cineraria

Cirsium

Cnicus

Coleostephus

Commidendrum

Conoclinium

Conyza

Coreopsis

Corymbium

Cosmos

Cotula

Crassocephalum

Crepidiastrum

Crepis

Crinitaria

Crupina

CynaraDahlia

Deinandra

Delairea

Dendrosenecio

Dicoma

Dicoria

Didelta

Dieteria

Dimorphotheca

Dinoseris

Dittrichia

Doronicum

Dracopis

Dubautia

Duidaea

Dyssodia

Echinacea

Echinops

Eclipta

Elekmania

Elephantopus

Emilia

Encelia

Engelmannia

Erato

Erechtites

Ericameria

Erigeron

Eriophyllum

Eriotrix

Espeletia

Euchiton

Eumorphia

Eupatorium

Eurybia

Euryops

Euthamia

Eutrochium

Farfugium

Faujasia

Felicia

Filago

Flaveria

Gaillardia

Galactites

Galatella

Galinsoga

Geraea

Gerbera

Geropogon

Glebionis

Gnaphalium

Gonospermum

Grindelia

Guizotia

Gundelia

Gutierrezia

Gymnaster

Gymnocoronis

Gynura

Haplopappus

Hazardia

Hecastocleis

Hedypnois

Helenium

Helianthella

Helianthus

Helichrysum

Heliomeris

Heliopsis

Hemisteptialyrata

Hemizonia

Hesperevax

Heterotheca

Hieracium

Homogyne

Hubertia

Hulteniella

Hyalis

Hyaloseris

Hymenoclea

Hymenopappus

Hymenoxys

Hypochaeris

Inula

Ionactis

Isocoma

Iva

Ixeris

Jacobaea

Jaumea

Jessea

Jurinea

Kalimeris

Kleinia

Krigia

Lachanodes

Lactuca

Laennecia

Lagascea

Lagophylla

Lamprocephalus

Lamyropsis

Lapsana

Lasthenia

Launaea

Layia

Leibnitzia

Leiocarpa

Leontodon

Leontopodium

Lepidospartum

Lessingia

Leucanthemopsis

Leucanthemum

Liatris

Ligularia

Lipochaeta

Lopholaena

Luina

Lygodesmia

Machaeranthera

Madia

Malacothrix

Mantisalca

Marshallia

Matricaria

Mauranthemum

Melampodium

Micropus

Microseris

Mikania

Monoculus

Monoptilon

Montanoa

Mutisia

Mycelis

Nassauvia

Nipponanthemum

Notobasis

Oclemena

Oldenburgia

Olearia

Oligoneuron

Omalotheca

Onopordum

Onoseris

Oreostemma

Oresbia

Osteospermum

Otanthus

Oteizaempty

Othonna

Ozothamnus

Packera

Palafoxia

Pallenis

Parasenecio

Parthenium

Pectis

Pentachaeta

Perezia

Pericallis

Perityle

Pertya

Petasites

Petradoria

Peucephyllum

Phagnalon

Picris

Pittocaulon

Pladaroxylon

Plectocephalus

Pleurocoronis

Pleurophyllum

Pluchea

Podachaenium

Podanthus

Podolepis

Polymnia

Porophyllum

Prenanthes

Proustia

Psathyrotes

Pseudognaphalium

Pseudogynoxys

Psiadia

Psilostrophe

Ptilostemon

Pulicaria

Pyrrocoma

Rafinesquia

Raoulia

Ratibida

Reichardia

Rhaponticum

Rhodanthe

Roldana

Rudbeckia

Santolina

Sanvitalia

Saussurea

Scolymus

Scorzonera

Senecio

Serratula

Shafera

Silphium

Silybum

Solidago

Sonchus

Sphagneticola

Spilanthes

Staehelina

Stenotus

Stephanomeria

Stevia

Stoebe

Stokesia

Stylocline

Symphyotrichum

Syncarpha

Synedrella

Syneilesis

Tagetes

Tanacetum

Taraxacum

Telekia

Tephroseris

Tessaria

Tetradymia

Tetramolopium

Tetraneuris

Thelesperma

Thymophylla

Tithonia

Tolpis

Townsendia

Tragopogon

Trichoptilium

Tridax

Tripleurospermum

Tripolium

Trixis

Tussilago

Uropappus

Urospermum

Venegasia

Verbesina

Vernonia

Viguiera

Wedelia

Wilkesia

Wollastonia

Wyethia

Xanthisma

Xanthium

Xenophyllum

Xeranthemum

Xylorhiza

Yermo

Youngia

Zexmenia

Zinnia

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