Asteraceae: Sunflower Family – Astereae Tribe: Goldenbush & Goldenrod
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. The Astereae (Aster tribe) includes a diverse range of plants, some of which have clearly daisy-like flowers and others, even if the same genus, which do not. This page includes most of the “golden” named plants, except for goldfields (Lasthenia), which has its own page.