Here are a few things you will learn in the article about the Asteraceae family:
- The plants in the Asteraceae family usually have composite flowers, anything from a few flowers to thousands of flowers grouped together to form a single flower head.
- The flower head (inflorescence) has a starlike form. That’s how the Asteraceae family got its name. “Aster” means “star.”
- Members of this family include Joe-Pye weed, dandelions, sunflowers, yarrow, sagebrush, thistle, chicory, lesser burdock, liatris and boneset.
The issue also includes This Month in the Garden, which has a Thanksgiving theme.