Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Meadow Thistle is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae) which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. Flower-like heads: tiny, radially symmetrical central flowers form the disk; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one had may be disk flowers or rays.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Last Update: 2007-01-01