Asteraceae: Sunflower Family – Anthemideae (Mayweed) Tribe: Artemisia
The Sunflower family is a very large family with over 25,000 members. Botanists subdivide the family into a number of tribes, of which 14 are represented in Monterey County. The Mayweed tribe includes some obviously daisy-like flowers, and others which have rather undistinguished flowers, like the Artemisia shown on this page. All Artemisia have foliage with a distinctly sage-like aroma, though they are unrelated to true sages, which belong to the Lamiaceae (Mint family).