HyperDic: family_compositae

English > 1 sense of the expression family Compositae:
NOUNplantfamily Compositae, Compositae, Asteraceae, family Asteraceae, aster familyplants with heads composed of many florets
English > family Compositae: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningplants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed / ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia.
SynonymsCompositae, Asteraceae, family Asteraceae, aster family
Member ofCampanulales, order CampanulalesAn order of plants of the subclass Asteridae including
MembersActinomeris, genus ActinomerisUsed in some classification systems for plants now included in genus Verbesina
Ageratina, genus Ageratinaannual to perennial herbs or shrubs of eastern United States and Central and South America
Amberboa, genus Amberboaherbs of Mediterranean to central Asia cultivated for their flowers
Ambrosiaceae, family AmbrosiaceaeIn some classifications considered a separate family comprising a subgroup of the Compositae including the ragweeds
Anacyclus, genus AnacyclusA Spanish pellitory
Anaphalis, genus AnaphalisA genus of herbs of north temperate regions having hoary leaves
Antennaria, genus Antennariasmall woolly perennial herbs having small whitish discoid flowers surrounded by a ring of club-shaped bristles
Anthemis, genus Anthemisdog fennel
Antheropeas, genus Antheropeassmall genus of North American herbs often included in genus Eriophyllum
Arctium, genus Arctiumburdock
Arctotis, genus Arctotisherbs and subshrubs
Argyranthemum, genus ArgyranthemumComprises plants often included in the genus Chrysanthemum
Argyroxiphium, genus Argyroxiphiumsmall genus of Hawaiian spreading and rosette-forming shrubs
Arnoseris, genus Arnoserislamb succory
Baccharis, genus Baccharisshrubs of western hemisphere often having honey-scented flowers followed by silky thistlelike heads of tiny fruits
Balsamorhiza, genus Balsamorhizagenus of coarse western American herbs with large roots containing an aromatic balsam / balsam
Bellis, genus Bellisdaisy
Bidens, genus Bidensbur marigolds
Boltonia, genus Boltoniagenus of tall leafy perennial herbs of eastern America and eastern Asia having flowers that resemble asters
Brachycome, genus BrachycomeMostly Australian herbs having basal or alternate leaves and loosely corymbose flower heads
Brickellia, genus Brickeliagenus of herbs of southwestern America having usually creamy florets followed by one-seeded fruits in a prominent bristly sheath
Buphthalmum, genus Buphthalmumoxeye
Cacalia, genus Cacaliagenus of tall smooth herbs of forested mountains of Europe and Asia minor
Callistephus, genus CallistephusOne species
Carduus, genus Carduusgenus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles
Carlina, genus Carlinagenus of Mediterranean thistles
Carthamus, genus Carthamussafflower
Centaurea, genus Centaureaknapweed
Chamaemelum, genus Chamaemelumsmall genus of plants sometimes included in genus Anthemis
Chrysopsis, genus Chrysopsisgolden aster
Chrysothamnus, genus Chrysothamnusgenus of low branching shrubs of western North America
Cichorium, genus Cichoriumchicory
Cirsium, genus Cirsiumplume thistles
Cnicus, genus CnicusOne species
Conoclinium, genus Conocliniummistflower
Conyza, genus ConyzaCommon American weed or wildflower
Cotula, genus Cotulacosmopolitan herbs especially southern hemisphere
Craspedia, genus Craspediaherbs of Australia and New Zealand
Crepis, genus Crepishawk's-beard
Cynara, genus Cynaraartichoke
Delairea, genus DelaireaOne species
Dendranthema, genus DendranthemaComprises plants often included in the genus Chrysanthemum
Dimorphotheca, genus DimorphothecaSouth African herbs or subshrubs with usually yellow flowers
Doronicum, genus Doronicumgenus of Eurasian perennial tuberous or rhizomatous herbs
Echinacea, genus Echinaceasmall genus of North American coarse perennial herbs
Echinops, genus Echinopsgenus of Mediterranean and Eurasian herbs
Elephantopus, genus Elephantopusperennial American herb
Emilia, genus EmiliaTropical African herbs
Encelia, genus Enceliagenus of shrubs of southwestern United States and Mexico
Enceliopsis, genus Enceliopsissmall genus of xerophytic herbs of southwestern United States
Erigeron, genus Erigeroncosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with flowers that resemble asters
Eriophyllum, genus Eriophyllumgenus of hairy herbs and shrubs of western North America
Eupatorium, genus Eupatoriumlarge genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers
Felicia, genus Feliciagenus of tropical African herbs or subshrubs with usually blue flowers
Gerbera, genus Gerberagenus of South African or Asiatic herbs
Gerea, genus Gereasmall genus of hairy herbs with yellow flowers
Gnaphalium, genus Gnaphaliumlarge widely distributed genus of coarse hairy herbs with whitish involucres
Grindelia, genus Grindelialarge genus of coarse gummy herbs of western North and Central America
Gutierrezia, genus Gutierreziasticky perennial herbs and subshrubs of western North America and warm South America
Gynura, genus Gynuragenus of Old World tropical herbs
Haastia, genus Haastiagenus of New Zealand mat-forming herbs or subshrubs
Haplopappus, genus Haplopappusgenus of North and South American perennial herbs or shrubs with yellow flowers
Hazardia, genus Hazardiasmall genus of shrubs and subshrubs of western United States having flowers that change color as they mature
Helenium, genus Heleniumgenus of American herbs with flowers having yellow rays
Helichrysum, genus Helichrysumlarge genus of mostly African and Australian herbs and shrubs
Helipterum, genus Helipterumgenus of South African and Australian herbs or shrubs grown as everlastings
Heterotheca, genus Heterothecagenus of yellow-flowered North American herbs
Hieracium, genus Hieraciumlarge genus of perennial hairy herbs of Europe to western Asia to northwestern Africa and North America
Homogyne, genus Homogynesmall genus of low perennial herbs of montane Europe
Hulsea, genus Hulseasmall genus of erect balsam-scented herbs
Hyalosperma, genus Hyalospermagenus of herbs of temperate Australia including some from genus Helipterum
Hypochaeris, genus Hypochaeris, Hypochoeris, genus Hypochoeriswidely distributed genus of herbs with milky juice
Lactuca, genus LactucaAn herb with milky juice
Lagenophera, genus Lagenopherasmall genus of herbs of Australia and South America having small solitary white or purple flowers similar to true daisies of genus Bellis
Lasthenia, genus Lastheniasmall genus of herbs of Pacific coast of North and South America
Layia, genus Layiagenus of western United States annuals with showy yellow or white flowers
Leontodon, genus Leontodonhawkbit
Leontopodium, genus Leontopodiumedelweiss
Leucanthemum, genus LeucanthemumComprises plants often included in the genus Chrysanthemum
Leucogenes, genus LeucogenesNew Zealand edelweiss
Liatris, genus Liatrisgenus of perennial North American herbs with aromatic usually cormous roots
Ligularia, genus Ligulariagenus of Old World herbs resembling groundsel
Lindheimera, genus LindheimeraOne species
Lonas, genus LonasOne species
Machaeranthera, genus Machaerantherawildflowers of western North America
Madia, genus Madiagenus of sticky herbs with yellow flowers open / open in morning or evening but closed in bright light
Matricaria, genus Matricariachiefly Old World strong-smelling weedy herbs
Melampodium, genus Melampodiumherbs and subshrubs of warm North America
Mikania, genus Mikanialarge genus of evergreen lianas of tropical America
Nabalus, genus Nabalusgenus of North American and east Asian perennial herbs
Olearia, genus Olearialarge genus of Australian evergreen shrubs or small trees with large daisylike flowers
Onopordum, genus Onopordum, Onopordon, genus OnopordonA genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Compositae with prickly foliage and large purplish flowers
Ozothamnus, genus Ozothamnusgenus of Australian shrubs and perennial herbs
Packera, genus Packeragenus of American of east Asian perennial herbs with yellow to orange or red flower rays
Parthenium, genus Partheniumsmall genus of North American herbs and shrubs with terminal panicles of small ray flowers
Pericallis, genus Pericalliscineraria
Petasites, genus Petasitesgenus of rhizomatous herbs of north temperate regions
Picris, genus Picrisgenus of weedy Old World yellow-flowered herbs usually containing a bitter-tasting substance
Pilosella, genus Pilosellagenus of hairy perennial herbs with horizontal rhizomes and leafy or underground stolons
Piqueria, genus Piqueriasmall genus of tropical American perennial herbs or subshrubs with white to pale yellow flowers
Prenanthes, genus Prenanthesgenus of North American and Asiatic perennial herbs having pinnatisect leaves small heads of drooping yellowish to purple flowers
Pulicaria, genus Pulicariagenus of temperate Old World herbs
Pyrethrum, genus PyrethrumUsed in former classifications for plants later placed in genus Chrysanthemum and now often included in genus Tanacetum
Raoulia, genus Raouliagenus of low-growing mat-forming New Zealand plants
Ratibida, genus Ratibidagenus of perennial wildflowers of North American plains and prairies
Rudbeckia, genus RudbeckiaNorth American perennial herbs with showy cone-shaped flower heads
Santolina, genus Santolinagenus of Mediterranean subshrubs with rayless flower heads
Sanvitalia, genus Sanvitaliasmall genus of tropical American annual herbs
Saussurea, genus Saussureagenus of herbs of temperate and cool regions / regions of Eurasia
Scolymus, genus Scolymussmall genus of thistlelike herbs of the Mediterranean region
Senecio, genus Senecioenormous and diverse cosmopolitan genus of trees and shrubs and vines and herbs including many weeds
Sericocarpus, genus Sericocarpussmall genus of herbs of the eastern United States
Seriphidium, genus Seriphidiumwoody plants grown chiefly for their silver or grey and often aromatic foliage
Serratula, genus Serratulagenus of Old World perennial herbs with spirally arranged toothed leaves
Silphium, genus Silphiumtall North American perennial herbs
Silybum, genus Silybumsmall genus of east African herbs
Solidago, genus Solidagogoldenrod
Sonchus, genus Sonchussow thistles
Stenotus, genus Stenotusgenus of western North American low evergreen shrubs growing in dense tufts
Stokesia, genus StokesiaOne species
Tageteste, genus Tagetesmarigolds
Tanacetum, genus TanacetumA large genus of plants resembling chrysanthemums
Taraxacum, genus TaraxacumAn asterid dicot genus of the family Compositae including dandelions
Tetraneuris, genus Tetraneurisgenus of hairy yellow-flowered plants of the western United States
Townsendia, genus Townsendiagenus of western American low tufted herbs
Tragopogon, genus Tragopogongenus of Old World herbs with linear entire leaves and yellow or purple flower heads
Trilisa, genus Trilisagenus of herbs of southern United States
Tripleurospermum, genus Tripleurospermumsmall genus comprising plants often included in genus Matricaria
Tussilago, genus Tussilagogenus of low creeping yellow-flowered perennial herbs of north temperate regions
Verbesina, genus Verbesinaherbs and shrubs of warm North America to Mexico
Xanthium, genus Xanthiumcoarse herbs having small heads of greenish flowers followed by burrs with hooked bristles
chrysanthemumAny of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly colored flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum
compass plant, compass flowerAny of several plants having leaves so arranged on the axis as to indicate the cardinal points of the compass
composite, composite plantConsidered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
everlasting, everlasting flowerAny of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
genus Achilleaperennial often aromatic and sometimes mat-forming herbs of north temperate regions
genus Ageratumgenus of tropical American herbs grown for their flowers
genus AmbrosiaComprising the ragweeds
genus Ammobiumsmall genus of Australian herbs grown for their flowers
genus AndryalaA genus of hardy hairy latex-producing perennials of Mediterranean area
genus Arnicalarge genus of herbs of north temperate and Arctic regions
genus Artemisiausually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America
genus Asterlarge genus of herbs widely cultivated for their daisylike flowers
genus Ayapanagenus of tropical American herbs sometimes included in genus Eupatorium
genus Calendulamarigold
genus Catananchegenus of Mediterranean herbs
genus Chaenactisgenus of flowering herbs of western United States
genus ChrysanthemumIn some classifications many plants usually assigned to the genus Chrysanthemum have been divided among other genera
genus Coreopsisgenus of American plants widely cultivated for their flowers
genus Cosmosgenus of tropical American plants cultivated for their colorful flowers
genus Dahliagenus of perennial tuberous plants of Mexico and Central America
genus EngelmanniaOne species
genus Erechtitescoarse herbs with whitish discoid flower heads and silky pappus
genus Filagogenus of small woolly herbs
genus Gaillardiagenus of western American hairy herbs with showy flowers
genus Gazaniagenus of tomentose tropical African herbs with milky sap
genus Helianthusgenus of tall erect or branched American annual or perennial herbs with showy flowers
genus Heliopsisoxeye
genus Inulagenus of Old World herbs or subshrubs
genus Ivasmall genus of American herbs or shrubs
genus Krigiasmall herbs closely related to chicory
genus Mutisiagenus of South American shrubs or lianas having large flower heads with feathery pappuses
genus Othonnagenus of western African herbs or shrubs
genus Pteropogongenus of Australian and South African herbs including some from genus Helipterum
genus Rhodanthegenus of xerophytic herbs and shrubs of South Africa and Australia
genus Scorzoneragenus of narrow-leaved European herbs
genus Steviagenus of shrubs and herbs of tropical and warm Americas
genus Tithoniagenus of robust herbs of Mexico and Central America
genus Ursiniagenus of South African herbs and shrubs cultivated as ornamentals
genus Vernoniagenus of New World tropical herbs or shrubs with terminal cymose heads of tubular flowers
genus Wyethiacoarse leafy perennial plants resembling sunflowers found especially in the western United States
genus Xeranthemumgenus of annual densely hairy herbs of Mediterranean to southwestern Asia
genus Zinniagenus of annual or perennial plants of tropical America having solitary heads of brightly colored flowers
sagebrush, sage brushAny of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium
thistleAny of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera ... / genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
wormwoodAny of several low composite herbs of the genera ... / genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
Broaderasterid dicot familyfamily of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
Spanishasteraceae, Asteraceae, Asteráceas, Compositae, compuestas
Catalanasteraceae, Asteraceae, asteràcia, Asteràcia, Compositae, compostes
Adjectivescompositeof or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae

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