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Species Descriptions
Asteraceae (Composites)

 

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B C D E G H I L M N O P R S T X

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Current Scientific Names Common Names Synonyms
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Achillea
       A. millefolium Yarrow
Ageratina
       A. altissima White snakeroot Eupatorium rugosum
Ambrosia
       A. artemisiifolia Common ragweed
Anaphalis
       A. margaritacea Pearly everlasting
Antennaria
       A. howellii Smaller pussytoes
       A. neglecta Field pussytoes
       A. parlinii Smooth pussytoes
       A. plantaginifolia Plantain-leaved pussytoes
Anthemis
       A. arvensis Field chamomile
       A. cotula Mayweed
Arctium
       A. lappa Great burdock
       A. minus Common burdock
Artemisia
       A. vulgaris Common mugwort
Bellis
       B. perennis English daisy
Bidens
       B. cernua Nodding bur-marigold
       B. connata Swamp biggar-ticks
       B. discoidea Small beggar-ticks
       B. frondosa Common beggar-ticks
       B. polylepis Ozark (tickseed) sunflower
       B. tripartita Three-lobed beggar-ticks
Carduus
       C. acanthoides Plumeless thistle
Carlina
       C. vulgaris Carline thistle
Centaurea
       C. jacea Brown knapweed
       C. ×moncktonii Hybrid knapweed
       C. nigra Black knapweed
       C. nigrescens Short-fringed knapweed
       C. stoebe Spotted knapweed Centaurea maculosa
Cichorium
       C. intybus Chicory
Cirsium
       C. arvense Canada thistle
       C. muticum Swamp thistle
       C. pumilum Pasture thistle
       C. vulgare Bull thistle
Conyza
       C. canadensis Horseweed Erigeron canadensis
Crepis
       C. capillaris Smooth hawksbeard
Doellingeria
       D. umbellata (Tall) Flat-topped aster Aster umbellatus
Erechtites
       E. hieraciifolius Pilewort or Fireweed
Erigeron
       E. annuus Daisy fleabane
       E. philadelphicus Philadelphia fleabane
       E. pulchellus Robin's plantain
       E. strigosus Lesser daisy fleabane
Eupatorium
       E. perfoliatum Boneset or Thoroughwort
Eurybia
       E. divaricata White-wood aster Aster divaricatus
       E. macrophylla Large-leaved aster Aster macrophyllus
       E. schreberi Schreber's aster Aster schreberi
Euthamia
       E. graminifolia Grass-leaved goldenrod Solidago graminifolia
Eutrochium
       E. maculatum Spotted Joe-Pye weed Eupatorium maculatum
       E. purpureum Purple Joe-Pye weed Eupatorium purpureum
Galinsoga
       G. quadriradiata Quickweed Galinsoga ciliata
Gnaphalium
       G. uliginosum Low cudweed
Helenium
       H. autumnale Autumn sneezeweed

       H. flexuosum

Purple-headed sneezeweed Helenium nudiflorum
Helianthus
       H. annuus Common sunflower
       H. decapetalus Thin-leaved sunflower
       H. divaricatus Woodland sunflower
       H. grosseserratus Saw-toothed Sunflower
       H. ×laetiflorus Hybrid sunflower
       H. tuberosus Jerusalem artichoke
Heliopsis
       H. helianthoides Oxeye sunflower; False s.
Hieracium
       H. gronovii Beaked hawkweed
       H. murorum Wall hawkweed
       H. paniculatum Panicled hawkweed
       H. scabrum Rough hawkweed
       H. venosum Rattlesnake weed
Hypochaeris
       H. radicata Cat's ear
Inula
       I. helenium Elecampane
Iva
       I. frutescens Marsh elder
Lactuca
       L. biennis Tall blue lettuce
       L. canadensis Wild lettuce
       L. serriola Prickly lettuce
Lapsana
         L. communis Nipplewort
  Leucanthemum
         L. vulgare Oxeye daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
  Liatris
         L. scariosa New England blazing-star
  Matricaria
         M. discoidea Pineapple weed Matricaria matricarioides
  Mycelis
         M. muralis Wall lettuce
  Nabalus
         N. albus White rattlesnake-root Prenanthes alba
         N. altissimus Tall rattlesnake-root Prenanthes altissima
         N. trifoliolatus Three-leaved rattlesnake root Prenanthes trifoliolata
  Oclemena
         O. acuminata Whorled-wood aster Aster acuminatus
  Packera
         P. aurea Golden ragwort Senecio aureus
         P. obovata Round-leaved ragwort
  Picris
       P. hieracioides Oxtongue
Pilosella
         P. aurantiaca Orange h.; Devil's paintbrush Hieracium aurantiacum
         P. caespitosa King devil Hieracium caespitosum
         P. flagellaris Large mouse-ear hawkweed Hieracium flagellare
         P. ×floribunda Pale hawkweed Hieracium floribundum
         P. officinarum Mouse-ear hawkweed Hieracium pilosella
         P. piloselloides Glaucous hawkweed Hieracium piloselloides
  Pluchea
         Pluchea odorata Marsh fleabane
  Pseudognaphalium
         P. obtusifolium Sweet everlasting Gnaphalium obtusifolium
  Rudbeckia
       R. hirta Black-eyed susan Rudbeckia serotina
       R. laciniata Green-headed coneflower
Scorzoneroides
       S. autumnalis Fall dandelion Leontodon autumnalis
Senecio
       S. vulgaris Common groundsel
Sericocarpus
       S. asteroides Toothed white-topped aster Aster paternus
Silphium
       S. perfoliatum Cup plant
Solidago
       S. altissima Tall goldenrod Solidago canadensis var. scabra
       S. arguta Sharp-leaved goldenrod
       S. bicolor Silverrod
       S. caesia Blue-stemmed goldenrod Wreath goldenrod
       S. canadensis Canada goldenrod
       S. flexicaulis Zigzag goldenrod
       S. gigantea Late goldenrod
       S. juncea Early goldenrod
       S. nemoralis Gray goldenrod
       S. ohioensis Ohio goldenrod
       S. patula Rough-leaved goldenrod
       S. rugosa Rough-stemmed goldenrod
       S. sempervirens Seaside goldenrod
       S. squarrosa Stout goldenrod
       S. uliginosa Swamp goldenrod
       S. ulmifolia Elm-leaved goldenrod
Sonchus
       S. arvensis Field sow-thistle
       S. asper Spiny-leaved sow-thistle
       S. oleraceus Common sow-thistle
Symphyotrichum
       S. boreale Rush aster Aster borealis
       S. cordifolium Heart-leaved aster Aster cordifolius
       S. firmum Glossy-leaved aster Aster firmus
       S. laeve Smooth aster Aster laevis
       S. lanceolatum Panicled aster Aster simplex
       S. lateriflorum Calico aster / Starved aster Aster lateriflorus
       S. lowrieanum Lowrie's aster Aster lowrieanus
       S. novae-angliae New England aster Aster novae-angliae
       S. pilosum Heath aster Aster pilosus
       S. prenanthoides Crooked-stemmed aster Aster prenanthoides
       S. puniceum Purple-stemmed aster Aster puniceus
       S. subulatum Annual saltmarsh aster Aster subulatus
       S. tradescantii Shore aster Aster tradescantii
       S. undulatum Wavy-leaved aster Aster undulatus
       S. urophyllum Arrow-leaved aster Aster sagittifolius
Tanacetum
       T. vulgare Common tansy
Taraxacum
       T. officinale Common dandelion
Tragopogon

       T. dubius

Yellow salsify
       T. pratensis Yellow goatsbeard
Tussilago
       T. farfara Coltsfoot
Vernonia
       V. noveboracensis New York ironweed
Xanthium
       X. strumarium Beach clotbur
Various infrequently occurring garden escapes
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Additional species found elsewhere in northeastern states

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