Asteraceae (formerly and often still referred to as Compositae) is a large family of broadleaf plants known for their distinctive inflorescences, called heads.
Most members of this family are excellent nectar sources, and thus help play a part in attracting predatory insects and pollinators to the garden.
Genera and species[edit | edit source]
Genera and species discussed in Horticulture include:
- Ambrosia (Ragweed)
- Cichorium (Chicory)
- Erigeron (Fleabane)
- Helianthus (Sunflower)
- Lactuca (Lettuce)
- Rudbeckia (Coneflower)
- Senecio (Groundsel)
- Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)
- Taraxacum (Dandelion)