Asteraceae: Composite Family (Compositae)
This is the sunflower or daisy family. It is one of the easiest families of flowering plants to identify. Yet, it is a surprise to almost everyone when they find out that the daisy they gave to their lover, is realy not one flower, but possibly a hundred flowers. Most sunflowers, like the Arrowleaf Balsamroot, (as seen in the video to the right), have two different types of flowers: those that make up the outer "petals" (called ray flowers) and those that make up the inner "disc" (called disc flowers).
Systmatics: This group is a very diverse group. Because of this it is divided into several tribes. There are a few uniting features however.
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