Asteraceae

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Asteraceae

[‚as·tə′rās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
An equivalent name for the Compositae.
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Note: the pollen of composite flowers may cause reactions in those suffering from asthma, ragweed and hayfever.
Key Skill: Understanding how composite flowers work.
Some of my favorite specimens for painting include lambs ear, lotus root sections (from our local Asian grocer), gingko, sycamore, the gills of mushrooms, the heads of composite flowers like daisies or feverfew, the center ribs of magnolia leaves, and many more.