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Asteraceae

The family Asteraceae or, alternatively, family Compositae, known as the aster, daisy or sunflower family, is a taxon of dicotyledonous flowering plants.

The family name is derived from the genus Aster and refers to the star-shaped flower head of its members, typified well by the daisy.

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