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Asteraceae - The Daisy Family



 Kingdom: Plantae
 Clade: Angiosperms
 Order: Asterales 
 Family: Asteraceae

dandelionThere are 20,000 species of herbs, shrubs, flowers, and trees in this family. Plants in this family are found throughout the world in a variety of habitats. Many of the herbs in this in the family grow in moist, temperate, and subtropical areas. The flowers in this group usually have petals that are joined together at the base, while their tips remain separate.  
dandelionPlants in the Asteraceae family include: lettuce, daisies, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, asters, dandelions, goldenrod, coneflowers, thistles, artichokes, sunflowers, dahlias, marigolds, zinnias, asters, chamomile, chicory, sage, tarragon, ragweed, thistle, sagebrush, and yarrow.