Friday, January 1, 2010

Family | Asteraceae | The Sunflowers, Asters and Daisies

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Giant coneflower (Rudbeckia Maxima)



Sunflower (Helianthus)


Commonly called the asterdaisy, or sunflower family.  The main feature of this family is the composite flower type.



The name "Asteraceae" comes from Aster, the most prominent genus in the family, that derives from the Greek ἀστήρ meaning star, and is connected with its inflorescence star form.  


Purplecone Flower














Dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth" (Taraxacum)
















Dahlberg Daisy
Butter daisy  Melampodium



Blackfoot Daisy, Dahlberg Daisy







Tequila Sunrise Tickseed
Moonbeam Threadleaf  Tickseed












Gazania
Zinnia
Thistle
























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