- the large and varied plant family Compositae (or Asteraceae), typified by herbaceous plants having alternate, opposite, or whorled leaves and a whorl of bracts surrounding the flower heads, which are usually composed of a disk containing tiny petalless flowers and a ray of petals extending from the flowers at the rim of the disk, some flower heads being composed only of a disk or a ray and some plants having clusters of flower heads, and including the aster, daisy, dandelion, goldenrod, marigold, ragweed, sunflower, thistle, and zinnia.
* * *composite family,a very large plant family comprising the most highly developed plants, including the daisy, aster, dandelion, marigold, and lettuce. The dicotyledonous plants of this family have a close head of many small flowers, or florets, surrounded by a series of bracts, the whole popularly referred to as the flower.
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