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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
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Achillea
       A. millefolium Yarrow
Ageratina
       A. altissima White snakeroot
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
Aster
       A. tataricus
Bellis
       B. perennis English daisy
Bidens
       B. aristosa
       B. cernua Nodding bur-marigold
       B. connata Swamp biggar-ticks
       B. discoidea Small beggar-ticks
       B. frondosa Common beggar-ticks
       B. laevis Showy bur-marigold
       B. polylepis Ozark (tickseed) sunflower
       B. tripartita Three-lobed beggar-ticks
       B. vulgata
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
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
Coreopsis
       C. lanceolata
Crepis
       C. capillaris Smooth hawksbeard
       C. tectorum Narrow-leaved hawk's beard
Doellingeria
       D. umbellata (Tall) Flat-topped aster
       D. infirma Cornel-leaved aster
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
       E. pilosum Rough boneset
       E. serotinum Late-flowering boneset
       E. sessilifolium Upland boneset
Eurybia
       E. divaricata White-wood aster
       E. macrophylla Large-leaved aster
       E. schreberi Schreber's aster
       E. radula Rough-leaved aster
       E. spectabilis Showy aster
Euthamia
       E. caroliniana Slender flat-topped goldenrod
       E. graminifolia Grass-leaved goldenrod
Eutrochium
       E. maculatum Spotted Joe-Pye weed
       E. purpureum Purple Joe-Pye weed
       E. dubium Eastern Joe-Pye weed
       E. fistulosum Hollow-stemmed Joe-Pye weed
Galinsoga
       G. quadriradiata Quickweed
Gnaphalium
       G. uliginosum Low cudweed
Helenium
       H. autumnale Autumn sneezeweed

       H. flexuosum

Purple-headed sneezeweed
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. kalmii Canada hawkweed
       H. murorum Wall hawkweed
       H. paniculatum Panicled hawkweed
       H. sabaudum Savoy hawkweed
       H. scabrum Rough hawkweed
       H. umbellatum Narrow-leaved hawkweed
       H. venosum Rattlesnake weed
Hypochaeris
       H. radicata Cat's ear
Inula
       I. helenium Elecampane
Ionactis
       I. linariifolia Stiff aster or Bristly aster
Iva
       I. frutescens Marsh elder
Krigia
       K. virginica Dwarf dandelion
Lactuca
       L. biennis Tall blue lettuce
       L. canadensis Wild lettuce
       L. serriola Prickly lettuce
Lapsana
         L. communis Nipplewort
  Leucanthemum
         L. vulgare Oxeye daisy
  Liatris
         L. scariosa New England blazing-star
  Matricaria
         M. discoidea Pineapple weed
  Mycelis
         M. muralis Wall lettuce
  Nabalus
         N. albus White rattlesnake-root
         N. altissimus Tall rattlesnake-root
         N. trifoliolatus Three-leaved rattlesnake root
  Oclemena
         O. acuminata Whorled-wood aster
         O. nemoralis Bog aster
  Packera
         P. aurea Golden ragwort
         P. obovata Round-leaved ragwort
         P. paupercula Balsam ragwort
         P. schweinitziana Schweinitz's ragwort
  Picris
       P. hieracioides Oxtongue
Pilosella
         P. aurantiaca Orange h.; Devil's paintbrush
         P. caespitosa King devil
         P. flagellaris Large mouse-ear hawkweed
         P. ×floribunda Pale hawkweed
         P. officinarum Mouse-ear hawkweed
         P. piloselloides Glaucous hawkweed
  Pluchea
         Pluchea odorata Marsh fleabane
  Pseudognaphalium
         P. obtusifolium Sweet everlasting
  Rudbeckia
       R. hirta Black-eyed susan
       R. laciniata Green-headed coneflower
Scorzoneroides
       S. autumnalis Fall dandelion
Senecio
       S. vulgaris Common groundsel
Sericocarpus
       S. asteroides Toothed white-topped aster
       S. linifolius Narrow-leaved white-topped aster
Silphium
       S. perfoliatum Cup plant
Solidago
       S. altissima Tall goldenrod
       S. arguta Sharp-leaved goldenrod
       S. bicolor Silverrod
       S. caesia Blue-stemmed goldenrod
       S. canadensis Canada goldenrod
       S. erecta
       S. flexicaulis Zigzag goldenrod
       S. gigantea Late goldenrod
       S. hispida Hairy goldenrod
       S. juncea Early goldenrod
       S. latissimifolia Elliott's goldenrod
       S. leiocarpa Cutler's goldenrod
       S. macrophylla Large-leaved goldenrod
       S. nemoralis Gray goldenrod
       S. odora Sweet goldenrod
       S. ohioensis Ohio goldenrod
       S. patula Rough-leaved goldenrod
       S. ptarmicoides Upland white aster
       S. puberula Downy goldenrod
       S. racemosa Riverbank goldenrod
       S. randii Rand's goldenrod
       S. rigida Stiff goldenrod
       S. rugosa Rough-stemmed goldenrod
       S. sempervirens Seaside goldenrod
       S. speciosa Showy 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
       S. ciliolatum Fringed blue aster (Lindley's aster)
       S. concolor Eastern Silvery aster
       S. cordifolium Heart-leaved aster
       S. dumosum Bushy aster
       S. ericoides Heath aster
       S. firmum Glossy-leaved aster
       S. laeve Smooth aster
       S. lanceolatum Panicled aster
       S. lateriflorum Calico aster / Starved aster
       S. lowrieanum Lowrie's aster
       S. novae-angliae New England aster
       S. novi-belgii New York aster
       S. ontarionis Ontario aster
       S. patens Late purple aster
       S. pilosum Heath aster
       S. praealtum Willow aster
       S. prenanthoides Crooked-stemmed aster
       S. puniceum Purple-stemmed aster
       S. racemosum Small white aster
       S. subulatum Annual saltmarsh aster
       S. tenuifolium Salt-marsh aster (Perennial)
       S. tradescantii Shore aster
       S. undulatum Wavy-leaved aster
       S. urophyllum Arrow-leaved aster
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

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