Asteraceae (weeds)

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Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Korbblütler
• English: composite family
aster family
• Español: compuestas
• Français: composées
Senecio vulgaris (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Julia Kruse
Source: Open Media

Asteraceae (weeds) - (composite family)

This is a large family of plants with more than 20,000 species and a world-wide distribution. They can be recognized by their composite flowers. Most species are herbaceous with few shrubs, trees and vines. The family includes many weed species but also crops.

For more details see the respective page in Wikipedia.


The following genera and individual species are currently entered under Asteraceae: