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Asterales (aster, sunflower, zinnia, lettuce, artichoke, daisies, thistles, and dandelion)

Wikipedia Abstract

Asterales /æstəˈreɪliːz/ is an order of dicotyledonous flowering plants that includes the large family Asteraceae (or Compositae) known for composite flowers made of florets, and ten families related to the Asteraceae. The order is a cosmopolite (plants found throughout most of the world including desert and frigid zones), and includes mostly herbaceous species, although a small number of trees (such as the giant Lobelia and the giant Senecio) and shrubs are also present.
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Alseuosmiaceae (13)
Argophyllaceae (23)
Asteraceae (aster, daisy, or sunflower) (47,410)   (390)   (36)
Calyceraceae (62)   (1)
Campanulaceae (bellflowers) (2,575)   (142)
Goodeniaceae (469)   (2)   (1)
Menyanthaceae (78)   (7)   (1)
Pentaphragmataceae (32)
Phellinaceae (17)   (1)
Rousseaceae (14)
Stylidiaceae (308)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0