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Asteraceae

[‚as·tə′rās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
An equivalent name for the Compositae.
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Tansy (Tanacetum - a member of the Aster family): "The leaves are an insect repellent.
It is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant of the aster family, native to temperate Europe and Asia.
A member of the aster family that arrived from Europe in the late 17th century, brown knapweed spreads aggressively and renders the soil inhospitable for native species by releasing a chemical compound through the roots.
Michaelmas Daisies belong to the aster family and are valuable for extending colour in the herbaceous border into September and October.
The largest and best known example of this type of flower is the sunflower, which is also a member of the aster family, as is goldenrod.
A pain reducer, this white-and-yellow member of the aster family has had great success in clinical trials concerning its effects on migraine headaches - a troubling condition that often doesn't respond to modern pharmaceuticals.