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Topic in Depth - Asteraceae, a.k.a. Sunflower Family

The Family Asteraceae (a.k.a. Compositae, Composite, Sunflower, Aster) is an impressively large and diverse family of flowering plants (circa 20,000 species). This Topic in Depth offers an assemblage of sites that provide images of, and introductory information about, this remarkable family.
National Sunflower Association...
The National Sunflower Association (NSA) offers downloadable papers presented at the annual NSA Research Forum from 2002 onwards. Available search fields...
Asteraceae: Wildflowers of the...
This site (part of naturalist Thomas J. Elpel's larger Wildflowers and Weeds website) exhibits clear photographs of members of the Dandelion Subfamily; and...
Composite Flowers
This site, part of Jim Conrad's Backyard Nature Plant web page, discusses this very large family of plants, which includes the sunflower, dandelion, and...
Family: Asteraceae
This site from Dave's Garden (a Texas-based software company) provides a multitude of images and profiles of members of Asteraceae that are used in gardening...
Flower Dissection Lab PDF
From Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, this site presents a simple Flower Dissection Lab using orchids and composite flowers. This pdf document contains the...
Native Plant Information Network...
An excellent, very well-organized resource, this Image Gallery website was created by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center -- Native Plant Information...



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