Definition of Asteraceae

1. Noun. Plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia.

Exact synonyms: Aster Family, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Campanulales, Order Campanulales
Member holonyms: Composite, Composite Plant, Compass Flower, Compass Plant, Everlasting, Everlasting Flower, Genus Achillea, Ageratina, Genus Ageratina, Genus Ageratum, Amberboa, Genus Amberboa, Genus Ambrosia, Ambrosiaceae, Family Ambrosiaceae, Genus Ammobium, Anacyclus, Genus Anacyclus, Anaphalis, Genus Anaphalis, Genus Andryala, Antennaria, Genus Antennaria, Anthemis, Genus Anthemis, Antheropeas, Genus Antheropeas, Arctium, Genus Arctium, Arctotis, Genus Arctotis, Argyranthemum, Genus Argyranthemum, Argyroxiphium, Genus Argyroxiphium, Genus Arnica, Arnoseris, Genus Arnoseris, Genus Artemisia, Wormwood, Sage Brush, Sagebrush, Genus Aster, Genus Ayapana, Baccharis, Genus Baccharis, Balsamorhiza, Genus Balsamorhiza, Bellis, Genus Bellis, Bidens, Genus Bidens, Boltonia, Genus Boltonia, Brachycome, Genus Brachycome, Brickellia, Genus Brickelia, Buphthalmum, Genus Buphthalmum, Cacalia, Genus Cacalia, Genus Calendula, Callistephus, Genus Callistephus, Thistle, Carduus, Genus Carduus, Carlina, Genus Carlina, Carthamus, Genus Carthamus, Genus Catananche, Centaurea, Genus Centaurea, Chamaemelum, Genus Chamaemelum, Genus Chaenactis, Genus Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum, Chrysopsis, Genus Chrysopsis, Chrysothamnus, Genus Chrysothamnus, Cichorium, Genus Cichorium, Cirsium, Genus Cirsium, Cnicus, Genus Cnicus, Conoclinium, Genus Conoclinium, Conyza, Genus Conyza, Genus Coreopsis, Genus Cosmos, Cotula, Genus Cotula, Craspedia, Genus Craspedia, Crepis, Genus Crepis, Cynara, Genus Cynara, Genus Dahlia, Delairea, Genus Delairea, Dendranthema, Genus Dendranthema, Dimorphotheca, Genus Dimorphotheca, Doronicum, Genus Doronicum, Echinacea, Genus Echinacea, Echinops, Genus Echinops, Elephantopus, Genus Elephantopus, Emilia, Genus Emilia, Encelia, Genus Encelia, Enceliopsis, Genus Enceliopsis, Genus Engelmannia, Genus Erechtites, Erigeron, Genus Erigeron, Eriophyllum, Genus Eriophyllum, Eupatorium, Genus Eupatorium, Felicia, Genus Felicia, Genus Filago, Genus Gaillardia, Genus Gazania, Genus Gerbera, Gerbera, Genus Gerea, Gerea, Genus Gnaphalium, Gnaphalium, Genus Grindelia, Grindelia, Genus Gutierrezia, Gutierrezia, Genus Gynura, Gynura, Genus Haastia, Haastia, Genus Haplopappus, Haplopappus, Genus Hazardia, Hazardia, Genus Helenium, Helenium, Genus Helianthus, Genus Helichrysum, Helichrysum, Genus Heliopsis, Genus Helipterum, Helipterum, Genus Heterotheca, Heterotheca, Genus Hieracium, Hieracium, Genus Homogyne, Homogyne, Genus Hulsea, Hulsea, Genus Hyalosperma, Hyalosperma, Genus Hypochaeris, Genus Hypochoeris, Hypochaeris, Hypochoeris, Genus Inula, Genus Iva, Genus Krigia, Genus Lactuca, Lactuca, Genus Lagenophera, Lagenophera, Genus Lasthenia, Lasthenia, Genus Layia, Layia, Genus Leontodon, Leontodon, Genus Leontopodium, Leontopodium, Genus Leucanthemum, Leucanthemum, Genus Leucogenes, Leucogenes, Genus Liatris, Liatris, Genus Ligularia, Ligularia, Genus Lindheimera, Lindheimera, Genus Lonas, Lonas, Genus Machaeranthera, Machaeranthera, Genus Madia, Madia, Genus Matricaria, Matricaria, Genus Melampodium, Melampodium, Genus Mikania, Mikania, Genus Mutisia, Genus Nabalus, Nabalus, Genus Olearia, Olearia, Genus Onopordon, Genus Onopordum, Onopordon, Onopordum, Genus Othonna, Genus Ozothamnus, Ozothamnus, Genus Packera, Packera, Genus Parthenium, Parthenium, Genus Pericallis, Pericallis, Genus Petasites, Petasites, Genus Picris, Picris, Genus Pilosella, Pilosella, Genus Piqueria, Piqueria, Genus Prenanthes, Prenanthes, Genus Pteropogon, Genus Pulicaria, Pulicaria, Genus Pyrethrum, Pyrethrum, Genus Raoulia, Raoulia, Genus Ratibida, Ratibida, Genus Rhodanthe, Genus Rudbeckia, Rudbeckia, Genus Santolina, Santolina, Genus Sanvitalia, Sanvitalia, Genus Saussurea, Saussurea, Genus Scolymus, Scolymus, Genus Senecio, Senecio, Genus Scorzonera, Genus Sericocarpus, Sericocarpus, Genus Seriphidium, Seriphidium, Genus Serratula, Serratula, Genus Silphium, Silphium, Genus Silybum, Silybum, Genus Solidago, Solidago, Genus Sonchus, Sonchus, Genus Stenotus, Stenotus, Genus Stevia, Genus Stokesia, Stokesia, Genus Tagetes, Tageteste, Genus Tanacetum, Tanacetum, Genus Taraxacum, Taraxacum, Genus Tetraneuris, Tetraneuris, Genus Tithonia, Genus Townsendia, Townsendia, Genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon, Genus Trilisa, Trilisa, Genus Tripleurospermum, Tripleurospermum, Genus Tussilago, Tussilago, Genus Ursinia, Genus Verbesina, Verbesina, Actinomeris, Genus Actinomeris, Genus Vernonia, Genus Wyethia, Genus Xanthium, Xanthium, Genus Xeranthemum, Genus Zinnia

Medical Definition of Asteraceae

1. The single, large family of flowering plants in the order asterales. The family is also known as compositae. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Asteraceae

asteatosis cutis
aster family
asteraceae (current term)
asterid dicot family
asterid dicot genus

Literary usage of Asteraceae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"The five families that contribute the most to the known flora are asteraceae (62 species), Poaceae (49), Fabaceae (33), Lamiaceae (9), and Scrophulariaceae ..."

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