ASTER FAMILY TRIBES

These are compound flowers or composites because they are composed of a group of flowers. Since this family is very large, it is best to break the family up into tribes. Below is a table of the three groups of aster tribes.

SECTION VI.6.1: MOSTLY DISC AND RAY FLOWERS (DAISY-LIKE)

..... many are opposite most are alt. divided alt. entire or toothed
the style of the pistil has a crown of hairs below the stigma; the anther bases are blunt sunflower (Heliantheae) p. 525 (#1-33) ..... .....
stigmas flattened; anthers bases blunt or acute often aromatic ..... mayweed (Anthemideae) p. 550 (#34-42) .....
as in sunflower, but pappus hairy ..... ..... ragwort (Senecioneae) p. 556 (#43-48)
stigmas flattened w/ marginal rows of papillae and terminal papillae and terminal hairy segments; anther bases blunt ..... ..... aster groundsel tree (Astereae) p. 593 p. 562 (#49-63)

SECTION VI.6. 2: MOSTLY DISC FLOWERS (MANY BUTTON-LIKE)

..... many are opposite most are alt. divided alt. entire or toothed
anthers tailed; many with small white flower some with basal clusters leaves ..... ..... pussy toes (Inuleae) p. 594 (#64-69)
tubular flowers; never true yellow; stigmas with blunt or flattened tips; anthers blunt Eupatorium (Eupatorieae) climbing hempweed (Mikania scandens) p. 598 (#70-75) p. 604 ..... .....
tubular flowers; never yellow (many purple flwrs); stigmas long-pointed; anthers arrow-headed, pointed or rarelytailed ..... ..... ironweed (Vernonieae) AT p. 608 (#76-77)
circle of hairs below the stigma; anthers us. tailed; thistle-like plants lvs with prickles ..... ..... thistles (Cynareae) some are AD-leaved; p. 609 (#78-86)

SECTION VI.6.3: RAY FLOWERS ONLY (DANDELION-LIKE)

..... alt entire or toothed
with milky sap chicory, lettuce (Cichorieae) p. 617 (#87-107)