Campanula

Belongs within: Campanuloideae.Contains: Jasione, Edraianthus, Githopsis, Asyneuma, Phyteuma, Adenophora. Campanula, harebells, is a diverse genus of herbs found in the Northern Hemisphere with tubular to bell-shaped flowers (Hickman 1993). Phylogenetic analysis indicates the genus to be extensively non-monophyletic with many taxa treated as distinct genera arising within it. Campanula angustiflora, C. exigua, C. griffinii and… Continue reading Campanula

Carduoideae

Belongs within: Asteraceae.Contains: Cardueae. The Carduoideae are a clade of composite-flowered plants supported by molecular data, members of which commonly have spiny leaves and discoid flower heads. Members include the Dicomeae, a group of African herbs, shrubs and small trees with homogamous or heterogamous flower heads that may have bilabiate peripheral florets (Panero & Funk… Continue reading Carduoideae

Asteraceae

Belongs within: Asterales.Contains: Blumea, Balsamorhiza, Geigeria, Hemizonia, Lasthenia, Lessingia, Lipochaeta, Pulicaria, Cremanthodium, Machaeranthera, Saussurea, Arnica, Eriophyllum, Heterotheca, Hulsea, Layia, Malacothrix, Pyrrocoma, Tetradymia, Wyethia, Colymbada, Mutisioideae, Carduoideae, Cichorioideae, Asteroideae. The Asteraceae, also known as Compositae, are a large family of plants distinguished by their production of composite flowers: a large number of minute flowers are clustered together… Continue reading Asteraceae

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Senecio

Belongs within: Asteroideae. Senecio, the groundsels, is a large genus of composite-flowered plants found worldwide. Some species are significant as invasive pasture weeds, such as the toxic ragwort S. jacobaea. The fireweed S. madagascariensis, native to Africa, is potentially a serious pasture weed in Australia, but control has been complicated by taxonomic confusion between S.… Continue reading Senecio

Goodeniaceae

Belongs within: Asterales.Contains: Scaevola, Velleia, Dampiera, Goodenia section Eugoodenia. The Goodeniaceae are a family of mostly Australian herbs and shrubs in which the flowers have the five lobes of the corolla usually arranged in two lips, and the style terminated by a compressed cup-shaped or two-lipped indusium. The blue pincushion Brunonia australis has a superior… Continue reading Goodeniaceae

Asteroideae

Belongs within: Asteraceae.Contains: Erechtites, Senecio, Othonninae, Calenduleae, Gnaphalieae, Astereae, Anthemideae, Inuleae, Plucheeae, Helenieae, Coreopsideae, Chaenactis, Heliantheae, Madia, Eupatorium, Brickellia. The Asteroideae is a major clade within the composite-flowered plants, a major characteristic of which is the presence of true ray florets in many species. Around 3000 species within the Asteroideae are placed in the tribe… Continue reading Asteroideae

Gnaphalium

Belongs within: Gnaphalieae. Gnaphalium is a genus of woolly herbs bearing clustered, heterogamous-discoid heads (Black & Robertson 1965). Characters (from Black & Robertson 1965): Tomentose or woolly herbs with alternate leaves; flowerheads small, usually clustered. Involucre ovoid, bracts in several rows, upper half scarious; receptacle naked; flowers all tubular, not exceeding involucre, outer ones female,… Continue reading Gnaphalium

Gnaphalieae

Belongs within: Asteroideae.Contains: Raoulia, Anaphalis, Ozothamnus, Rhodanthe, Podolepis, Angianthus, Craspedia, Calocephalus, Gnaphalium, Cassinia, Helipterum, Helichrysum, Haastia. The Gnaphalieae are the tribe of composite-flowered plants including the everlastings and related taxa. Heads are mostly heterogamous in members of the subtribes Athrixinae and Gnaphaliinae but homogamous-discoid in Angianthinae. Members of the Athrixinae have fewer outer female flowers in the… Continue reading Gnaphalieae

Helichrysum

Belongs within: Gnaphalieae. Helichrysum is a genus of everlastings widespread throughout the Old World. Heads have a naked receptacle with involucral bracts mostly scarious or with inner bracks petaloid and radiating (Black & Robertson 1965). Members of the section Xerochlaena are prostrate creepers with herbaceous or very softly woody stems (Allan 1961). Characters (from Black… Continue reading Helichrysum

Artemisia

Belongs within: Anthemideae.Contains: Artemisia section Tridentatae. Artemisia, including sagebrushes and wormwoods, is a mostly Northern Hemisphere genus of usually strong-smelling, wind-pollinated herbs and shrubs. Notable species include wormwood A. absinthium, used to make the spirit absinthe, and tarragon A. dracunculus, used as a culinary herb. Plants have discoid or disciform capitula with all florets hermaphroditic… Continue reading Artemisia