Asteraceae: Sunflower Family – Gnaphalieae (Cudweed) Tribe – 1
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 present in Monterey County. Members of the Gnaphalieae or Cudweed Tribe lack ray flowers, and usually have tight heads with inconspicuous disk flowers only. This page covers some of the larger species. Some of them have decurrent leaves, where the leaf base extends down the stem.