Asteraceae

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Asteraceae

[‚as·tə′rās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
An equivalent name for the Compositae.
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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.
zinnia an annual flower of the aster family, named by Linnaeus in honour of German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-59).
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.