aster family

aster family

noun
plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia [syn: Compositae
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aster family

the aster, daisy, or composite family of the flowering-plant order Asterales, with more than 1,600 genera and almost 24,000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed throughout the world

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