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ASTERACEAE

SUNFLOWER FAMILY

David J. Keil, Family Editor and author, except as specified

Annual to tree
Leaves basal or cauline, alternate to whorled, simple to compound
Inflorescence: 1° inflorescence a head, each resembling a flower, 1–many, generally arrayed in cymes, generally subtended by ± calyx-like involucre; flowers 1–many per head
Flowers bisexual, unisexual, or sterile, ± small, of several types; calyx 0 or modified into pappus of bristles, scales, or awns, which is generally persistent in fruit; corolla radial or bilateral (rarely 0), lobes generally (0)4–5; stamens 4–5, anthers generally fused into cylinder around style, often appendaged at tips, bases, or both, filaments generally free, generally attached to corolla near throat; pistil 1, ovary inferior, 1-chambered, 1-seeded, style 1, branches 2, generally hair-tufted at tip, stigmas 2, generally on inside of style branches
Fruit: achene, cylindric to ovoid, generally deciduous with pappus attached
Genera in family: ± 1300 genera, 21,000 species (largest family of dicots): worldwide. Largest family in CA. Also see tribal key to CA genera: Strother 1997 Madroño 44(1):1–28. See glossary p. 25 for illustrations of general family characteristics.

ANTHEMIS

DOG-FENNEL, CHAMOMILE

Elizabeth McClintock

Annual, perennial herb, generally aromatic
Stems erect, generally branched
Leaves alternate, 1–3-pinnately lobed
Inflorescence: heads generally radiate, solitary; phyllaries overlapping in several series, margins scarious; receptacle conic, chaffy; chaff scales narrowly linear
Ray flowers < 25, fertile or sterile; ligules white or yellow
Disk flowers many; corollas yellow; anther tips ovate, bases rounded or ± cordate; style branches truncate with shrub-like tips
Fruit cylindric, ribbed or angled; pappus 0 or a short crown
Species in genus: ± 200 species: Eur, w Asia, n Africa
Etymology: (Greek for chamomile, Anthemis nobilis , see Chamaemelum n.)
Reference: [Ross-Craig 1960–1963 Drawings Brit Plants 16: plates 4,5]

Introduced

A. tinctoria L.

GOLDEN MARGUERITE

Perennial; herbage not scented
Stems erect, < 30 cm, hairy, sparingly branched
Leaves 2–5 cm, pinnately lobed; segments toothed or shallowly lobed
Inflorescence: heads radiate, 2.5 cm diam; phyllaries 3 mm, green, margins scarious; receptacle hemispheric, chaffy throughout, chaff persistent, scales 2 mm, linear
Ray flowers 10–20; ligules 7–15 mm, yellow
Fruit ± angled, 2 mm; pappus a short crown
Chromosomes: 2n=18
Ecology: Uncommon. Escape from cultivated in disturbed areas, roadsides
Elevation: < 2000 m.
Bioregional distribution: Inner North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range Foothills, n High Sierra Nevada
Distribution outside California: native to s Europe, w Asia
Fl heads yield a yellow dye.

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