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composite

(Encyclopedia) composite, alternate common name for Asteraceae or Compositae, the aster family.

oxeye

(Encyclopedia) oxeye, name for several plants, e.g., the oxeye daisy and black-eyed Susan , but particularly for two genera: Heliopsis, native to North America, and…

strawflower

(Encyclopedia) strawflower, garden annual ( Helichrysum bracteatum ) of the family Asteraceae ( aster family), a favorite as an everlasting but also grown for its…

coltsfoot

(Encyclopedia) coltsfoot, Eurasian perennial herb ( Tussilago farfara ) of the family Asteraceae ( aster family), now a widespread weed in most northern lands. The scaly…

compass plant

(Encyclopedia) compass plant or rosinweed, large, coarse North American perennial herb ( Silphium laciniatum ) of the family Asteraceae ( aster family), found chiefly…

tarragon

(Encyclopedia) tarragon târ´əgŏn [key], perennial aromatic Old World herb ( Artemisia dracunculus ) of the family Asteraceae ( aster family), of the same genus as wormwood…

black-eyed Susan

(Encyclopedia) black-eyed Susan or yellow daisy, North American daisylike wildflower ( Rudbeckia hirta ) of the family Asteraceae ( aster family) with yellow rays and…

blazing star

(Encyclopedia) blazing star or button snakeroot, any plant of the genus Liatris, showy North American perennials of the family Asteraceae ( aster family). The…

white snakeroot

(Encyclopedia) white snakeroot, North American woods perennial ( Eupatorium urticifolium ) of the family Asteraceae ( aster family), having a flat-topped cluster of small…

cocklebur

(Encyclopedia) cocklebur or clotbur, any species of the genus Xanthium, widely distributed, coarse annual plants of the family Asteraceae ( aster family). They are…