The Sunflower Family

Identifying Characteristics:
Numerous florets, or small individual flowers inside an inflorescence, with the outer florets
having corollas that extend to look like what may be seen as the petals of a single, large flower.
Inferior ovaries, petals fused together, multiple florets on a common receptacle.

Well-known Family Members:
Sunflower, Daisy, Chammomile, Dandelion, Echinacea

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Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Rudbeckia hirta

Taraxacum officinale
T. officinale

Echinacea purpurea
Matricaria discoidea








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